For some reason, my Thursday's tend to be jam packed full. I think because I work a couple hours from home on Thursday, I think of it as my day to get stuff done. Whereas I reserve Friday for more play time because it's my day off to spend exclusively with Owen. Today may have been a bit of overkill. Here's my "completed" list for the day:
- Up and dressed mere milliseconds before Owen got up
- Owen up, read books, get dressed (a rediculously challenging chore these days)
- Breakfast (including scrambled eggs at Owen's request that he then refused to eat)
- Prep double helping of dinner and in the crock pot while Owen watches Elmo
- Vaccuum house with help of a toddler
- Wrestle the cat for trip to the vet
- Drop off the cat, meet with the vet
- Playground time, Swim Lessons, back to the playground, all with snacks on the run
- Home for Lunch
- Sweep house, wash cat urine off the walls (reason for the trip to the vet)
- Owen goes down for a nap
- Blessedly long nap lets me get my work done, finish the crock-pot dinner, pasta salad, and miscellaneous extras for a friend with a new baby
- Snacks on the run, while we take dinner to Diana
- Chat with Diana and meet 3 day old Winston, Owen has a minor panic attack when I hold the baby
- Play group at Bouncing off the Walls (we bounce, climb, slide, ride, and laugh ourselves to exhaustion)
- Back to the vet to pick up cat, entertain a 2 year old in the vet office for 30 minutes waiting for the vet, cat is medically fine and probably spraying our walls on purpose. Sweet.
- Home for dinner, more vacuuming, dusting, and prepping for friends coming to visit for the weekend.
I feel productive. And justified in sitting on the couch the rest of the night. At least the only think on the calendar for tomorrow is a walk in the park with friends. I guess that's why I cram it all in on Thursdays...
P.S. This was my day with just one kiddo that thinks cleaning chores are the best game ever. How do people do this with multiple children? How will I do this come November. Yikes!