Yesterday was a typical day for me in stay-at-home mom mode. Kids interrupted almost every task that I started, so I did not get much done besides getting food for myself and for kids at meals, refills of milk or juice for the kids and water for me throughout the day, and general child care for the baby, the preschooler, and the kindergartner.
This afternoon the preschooler got into his head that it would be fun to run around the house with only his diaper. I’d get him back into clothes for only a few minutes before he took them off again. Ug! Not until I got him into pajamas after dinner did he actually keep clothes on. I hope this phase is short-lived!
One thing I did accomplish today was cleaning up the area around the computer at the desk in my older daughter’s room so that I could actually sit at and use that computer with the word processing program that I need to use to type my stories that I hand wrote in several spiral notebooks. I realized that I could sit there and type and still be close enough to hear the baby when she cries in the next room. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to any typing yesterday. I managed to clean up the area and start the computer without interruption; however, as soon as I started the word processing program, one of the kids interrupted me, and I never got back to the computer at all the rest of the day. The preschooler and toddler took advantage of that and spent half of the day playing with the LEGO Creator program. I prefer that they play that instead of watching TV or videos, so I let them go.
This morning, I actually was able to type the text from one hand-written page before the baby woke up and needed a bath because she messed through her onesie and her romper.
In mid-morning I was waiting for a text, but I didn’t see it until half an hour after I received it, because I was changing the baby, then changing the preschooler, then getting him second breakfast, then cleaning up a mess in the kitchen, and then getting some more food for myself. It’s amazing how much time some of those ‘simple’ tasks can take when you’re doing those tasks for multiple people.
Speaking of tasks, I need to go take care of another one right now.