Friday, February 10, 2017

a day in the life. raw and uncut.

this is probably more for me because ALL THE DETAILS. except if you're a nosey nelly like me or one of those people that say "i don't know how you do it!" well.. this is kinda how..

7:01 boys enter our room and ask for their idol of choice- the ipad. i realize bryant is still in bed and ask him what he's doing here?! kinda panic.. is he sick?? no. just tired. he gets up.

7:15 i get up. get the boys to go potty. change truett. feed cat. start making breakfast. the boys want cinnamon toast crunch because they're literally children. bryant goes and gets abe. i finish breakfast. abe screams because he doesn't want yogurt. he wants cereal. abe eats cereal. bryant leaves for work. boys start to play. abe eats the yogurt he previously hated. abe gets down to play. i clean up the kitchen.

8:35 administer vitamins to the boys. realize we need more vitamins.

8:40 grants crying. he apparently hit his head on the "pokey part" of something. comfort grant.

8:45 all the boys are playing. isaac is sad because grant is playing with tru and isaac was playing with him first. abe has put that bicycle helmet back on. i take out the trash.

8:49 return from taking out the trash. truett is sleepy. boys are watching/taunting cat out the window.

8:55 walked truett around until he was asleep and put him in the swing. had multiple visitors that i repetitively whispered "go play" to but i whispered it with my serious face so they knew i was.. serious.

9:00 usher the boys upstairs to get dressed. get them dressed and teeth brushed. read a whole buncha books. start a load of laundry. read some more books. isaac starts pouting because no one is helping him do a search and find book. 

9:32 hear truett cry. go downstairs. truett is awake but happy so i get dressed. not sure what's happening out there but i hear grant yelling "NO ABE! NO ABE!" i went with this outfit.. again. and a ponytail. again.

9:38 truett is crying now. change him.

9:42 sit down to feed truett. 

9:42.5 abe poops.
9:43 look at search and find book with isaac, referee monster truck play between grant and abe. send an email to our disney travel agent.

9:56 send grant to time out for whining.
9:58 isaac refuses to look at the book if i'm not looking at it so he gives up and goes to play monster trucks.
9:59 grant gets up from time out. i give him a lecture about whining which ends with him saying "look, a bird" so that was meaningful. 

10:00 boys go to look for birds in tv room and immediately end up wrestling on the couch- abe is still wearing that helmet. 

10:02 abe approaches and says "poop".

10:03 finish nursing truett. 

10:05 tell boys to stop wrestling. boys don't listen. send both boys to time out for not listening. fix apple juice for boys. pick up dvds that abe pulled out of the cabinet. change abe. rotate laundry. get socks and shoes on boys. boys wanna know where we're going. target. because i have to get a tote to deal with these hand me downs..

we also are picking up some stuff for our sick friends. give a quick lesson on germs and why we can't go in our sickly friends' house instead of just dropping lysol on the porch and running.
10:22 pull out of the driveway.
10:28 i forgot my sling for truett so we enter target with mega buggy.

target run goes pretty smoothly. grant sees a friend from school. he only will admit to three people being his friend- mallory (duh), reese, and leo. we saw reese.

11:16 outta target with just three impulse buys. i really want a coke but resist the urge. drop off sickly supplies at our friends' house. 

11:39 we're home. herd the children upstairs. wash everyone's hands, change truett. truett wants to eat? sit down to nurse truett. boys run around like goofballs. i read to abe. try to convince the boys to sit down and draw. grant whines because he wants to watch a show but isaac draws so grant sits and watches him. 

12:15 retrieve abe from the bar.. where's he's standing trying to get an apple. cut up an apple for abe.

i guess he put that helmet back on at some point? google "eye gunk babies" and wipe said eye gunk from truett. catch up on texts and voxes. break up a fight between the boys because grant marked on isaac's paper and isaac called grant fat cheeks. don't call names. turn the mark into an eyeball on a sunshine.

tru isn't happy so i put him in the sling. 

12:25 make lunch. grant wants to help so he cuts the cheese up. 

abe has stolen some lunch so i refill those plates.

12:36 boys eating lunch and tru asleep in sling. i stand in the kitchen and eat parts of the lunch i fixed them plus a granola bar. realize i really don't love grapes. 

1:00 head upstairs for naps. lay tru in his crib. quickly put hand me down clothes in tote and rearrange abe's closet to accommodate the tote. help grant potty. lay abe and grant down. start to fold clothes. nope, truett's crying. finish folding since i'm almost done. isaac is picking up the playroom. tru is still crying.

1:17 rescue truett and take him downstairs.

1:22 truett back asleep in swing.

1:23 isaac decides to pick up toys downstairs while i tidy up from lunch. take out dirty diaper trash. isaac finished picking up so he is playing video games.

i get chili in the crockpot for dinner.
1:50 i sit down for a minute to fiddle around on my phone and start this blog. 

2:29 grant comes down from nap. and pulls out a bunch of monster trucks.

2:41 abe wakes up. change his diaper and get everyone's socks and shoes on.

2:55 pull out of the driveway for lego build.

3:17 get to the mall. isaac does lego build with his buddy ellis. ellis's momma is my oily friend so i ask her opinion about tur's gunky eye. grant plays at the lego stations and abe waits impatiently in the stroller.

4:01 leave the mall.

4:32 get home from lego build. turn on some super sings and mickey mouse for the boys and let them veg out. oil truett's eye (lavender, always lavender). and nurse him.

5:09 bryant gets home from work! i start making grilled cheese sandwiches to go with the chili. "argue" with isaac about if he likes grilled cheese. do you like bread? do you like butter? do you like cheese? then you like grilled cheese. and vox with lindsey about disney (IT'S TAKEN OVER MY BRAIN!)

5:25 eat dinner.

5:50 clean up some dinner while the boys finish up dinner (slooooooowwwwwwwest eaters ever) and sing them some chitty chitty bang bang songs (dinner and a show!)

6:05 grant picks up toys in the front room and isaac wipes down the table from dinner. show the boys chitty chitty bang bang and mary poppins clips on youtube.

6:30 community group at our house.

8:20 everyone leaves our house. chase the boys around the house, throw them on the couch a few times and top it off with some good tickle fights.

8:30 head upstairs and get the boys all down for bed while bryant gets tru ready for bed.

8:50 come downstairs and tidy up the kitchen just a little from community group.

8:57 sit down and chat with bryant while he walks tru around.

9:05 truett is asleep.

9:12 just kidding. truett's awake. nurse him while we watch a show (right now it's hell on wheels.)

10:35 take showers and get ready for bed. and asleep by 11ish.


  1. Dang girl. I see it goes out, but I am still wondering how you do it. Two activities a day is my comfortable max and I only have two boys and they are potty trained and don't nap.

  2. Dang girl. I see it goes out, but I am still wondering how you do it. Two activities a day is my comfortable max and I only have two boys and they are potty trained and don't nap.


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