Good Morning! I had a lot of requests in my last post to show you guys what a typical day looks like over here…..so here is more than you probably ever wanted to know :)
This is my typical week day look. I know not the typical picture you’re used to seeing of me. This is what I look like most of the time. I tend to have a messy bun or ponytail in my hair and a t shirt that I don’t care if it gets ruined. I was tempted to do my hair so you would have better pictures to look at. I also wanted you to be impressed at how I’m able to get ready and take care of five kids all at the same time but I decided I wanted this to be a very realistic day in the life. I know sometimes when I am on social media I tend to get down on myself comparing my life to all of the perfect snapshots I see of everyone else. Somehow it seems they are able to get everything done and look perfect doing it. I want you to leave this post feeling like what you are accomplishing each day is good enough. So here is what my life really looks like, imperfections and all :)
Today is food shopping day. Probably my least favorite day. At grocery stores that have normal size shopping carts, not my beloved Costco carts, I end up pushing two carts around. Believe me this takes skill :)
I am that lady that will park far away from the store just to park by the cart corral. This way I can pack up the kids and unload the groceries and put away my carts without ever taking my eyes off the kids. And yes he is sucking on the grocery cart handle. Once again this is a realistic day in the life. But I did read recently that kids that suck on things when they are little have great immune systems, so that is my hope :)
Kids are loaded back in the car and ready for the next store. What my real selfies look like!
This picture was literally taken five minutes later when we got to Costco. This is not good. My kids will take a five minute power nap instead of their usual nap and be set for the rest of the day. I don’t know about you but I need those naps to survive. So if you ever see me driving around town yelling at my kids to “hang in there” and don’t you give up on me”, that is me trying to keep them awake until I can get them in their cribs.
My beloved Costco cart
Quick side note from the day. This box of apples has been sitting on my counter for the past week and none of my kids have touched them.
I cut an apple for myself and before taking a bite I leave the room for a couple of minutes and come back to this! Who does this?!?! My kids….that’s who. All they left me was that tiny, sorry piece. Oh well, at least they ate an apple :)
When the older kids get home from school it’s time for homework and chores.
They are so helpful!
Then its time to quickly get ready and head off to the neighborhood Halloween party.
This is the dust that has been accruing on my table. Once again, this is something I did not get done today. I was going to take a picture of my laundry that is piling up but decided that might be taking it too far. I don’t want to disturb you guys :) What I am trying to show you is that today I didn’t get any of my house work done. My house is not perfect but I do have cupboards full of food now and I count that as a win in my book.
End of the day selfie…. good night :)
Any tips on shopping with kids?
What is your typical weekday look?
Do your kids think the food you prepare for yourself tastes way better then their own food….or is that just my kids :) ?