13 May 2010

a day in the life

Some of you are a bit worried about us because we've been out of communication lately. I want to reassure you that we've got everything under control. Here's proof from this morning's to do list.

Wake up at 6:45 to remind Peter that he was going to get up at 6 and go to work early. Check.

Turn off my alarm at 8:09 and fall back into a sound sleep. Check.

Wake up at 8:46 and jump out of bed in a panic. Check.

Put out clothes so Joshua and Patience can get dressed and brush their teeth. Check.

Make Garty drag himself out of bed and put sneakers on. Check.

Pack 2 lunches while feeding the 3 kids leftover waffles and milk. Check.

Do a quick repair of Patience's hair. Check.

Run out the door in my PJs and socks. Check.

Drive to school. Check.

Tell my kids how proud I am of them as they head to the door right before the 9:10 start of school. Check.

And the best part of the whole morning? (Besides managing to be gentle and encouraging and not losing my cool during the 24 minute process.) On the way home, I was telling Garty that we were going home to make a grocery list so we could go shopping. In a slightly concerned tone, Garty asked, "Mommy? Are we going to get my clothes on before we go to the store?"

5 comments:

Rachel said...

Oh Becky, you make me feel normal! Or at least not lonely in my craziness!

Em said...

I had a day like that once and I told Nathan "Silly boy! Don't you know today is pj day at your house?"

Alanna said...

Oh my word, Becky, I am laughing so hard! That is just hilarious! I have SO had those days and written them down too. I love your family.

Peter and Becky said...

I'm so glad that the insanity of my life comforts my friends.

The Raudenbush Family said...

Hi--just read the article about you guys in GCC's magazine. I'm a GCC alumni (1998) and live in Phoenixville, also graduated from BTS (2002). We just got home in April with our adopted daughter from China! Had to do a google search and see if I could find you since you were so close by!
Kelly