Hi! I’m Sarah, mama to three, and thrilled to be helping Alessandra out while she’s loving on that sweet little one! I think motherhood is beautiful AND messy, we should spend more time focusing on what we DID instead of what we didn’t do, and that my three babies are the best things that have ever happened to me! Day-in-the-life’s have always fascinated me, so I thought I’d share mine with you.
This was our Monday:
L pushes the unused bassinet up to his almost-two-year-old sister’s crib, and helps her climb out. She bursts into our room, all two feet tall, crazy curls, and SO proud of herself.
I did half of my She Reads Truth devotional while nursing (I am hopelessly behind on my Lent study), and I hide in the bathroom for ten minutes while I finish it. I start breakfast–eggs + toast. I feed the kids, and make myself a plate. I feed David again (he’s a little more hungry this time), and tell the kids 85,948,420 times to SIT AT THE TABLE. DON’T GET UP UNLESS YOU’VE FINISHED YOUR BREAKFAST. TAKE THE BANANA BACK TO THE KITCHEN. I also take a minute to pray for patience. I probably should’ve taken five minutes…
Play, walk, play, whining about being thirsty, going home, and getting in the car. Drive home with three crying children. Vow to never go to the park again.
L kind of bounces through the rest of the house, bored, while I work for a few hours. We are house hunting, and I’m really looking forward to being in a house with an extra bedroom, so I’ll be able to reinstate quiet time with him–he really, really needs it.
4:30 everyone is waking up. E gets hangry, so more Cheerios for everyone. David awake. He nurses, and he’s a happy clam in his jumpy while I get dinner warmed up (leftovers). Husband isn’t home yet, and the kids and I go on a 30-minute walk after dinner (BTW, my new City Select Double Jogger has CHANGED MY LIFE). My friend tells me her mom, who grew up in Singapore, believes taking a walk every day immediately after dinner keeps your metabolism active. I’d be THRILLED to get rid of the baby weight, so…
6:30 we get home. Baths. Daddy gets home. I put David down for the night in our room, and we put the kids down about 8. I prefer putting them down at 7, but it’s kind of hard if they haven’t seen my husband at all that day…
8pm PARTY! Just kidding. I work a little, do a little cleaning up (pfffttt), often run an errand to my favorite place in tha whole wide world (the grocery store) (jk) (jk about my favorite place being the grocery store; I really did go, though), and hang out with the hubs a little. We watch Blue Bloods on Netflix (slooowwwlllyy making our way through Season 3), vow to go to bed early, but am still up at 11. Oh well.
Aren’t we a wildly exciting bunch? If you’re still here and want more (you glutton for punishment, you!), you can follow along on Instagram or via the blog. And introduce yourself, either way, pretty please :).