Here is a typical schedule. It's not any different from any other typical American family with active kids, but it is taking Eric and me some getting used to.
5:45 Alarm goes off. Hit snooze once.
5:54 Alarm goes off. Stumble to shower. Take shower. Get dressed. Do hair.
6:15 Wake Evan so he has 15 minutes to snuggle in our bed. He gets very cranky when he misses out on snuggle time in the morning. Brush teeth. Do makeup.
6:30 Evan needs to eat. I pack three lunches while he eats. Evan gets ready...most of the time without much help. Some days, however, are rougher than others.
7:00 Wake Hudson. Get him dressed and teeth brushed.
7:15 Goal time to be out the door. Rarely make it. Usually pulling out of driveway at 7:22.
7:30 Drop Hudson at Linda's.
7:40ish Reach school.
7:50 Morning prayer with teachers.
8:00 Bell rings.
12:00-2:00 Work. Today's project was getting ITBS (standardized testing) materials passed out to teachers.
2:00-2:50 Cooking class. Today we made chicken fajitas.
3:00 Bell rings for end of the day.
3:05 Get Evan so he can do homework in my classroom. No time to do it at home with Scouts and soccer practice. Much quieter in my room without Hudson to distract us.
3:45 Evan heads back to daycare so I can do a bit more work.
4:30 Get Evan. Get Hudson.
4:50 Pull in driveway. Make a super fast dinner of ready-made pasta and meatballs.
5:15 Rinse dishes.
5:30 Leave for soccer practice.
5:50 Arrive at soccer practice. Eric met us there. I took Hudson and went to run errands.
7:00 Get home. Get Hudson bathed. Empty dishwasher. Clean kitchen.
7:40 Evan and Eric get home. Get Evan bathed. Listen to Evan read.
8:00 Kids in bed 1/2 hour late.
Like I said, there isn't anything unusual about our schedule. It's just taking me some time to adjust to two nights of soccer practice, an every other week meeting of scouts, homework and general craziness. Last year we got Evan's homework packet on Friday. I learned very quickly to do as much as we could over the weekend. That isn't the case this year, so it is tricky fitting it all in.
I can't even begin to imagine what life will be like when Hudson is in school and participating in all these activities as well.
In all of this craziness, the one thing that bothers me the most is when we don't eat dinner as a family. The one thing I like the most is knowing we are giving the kids opportunities to learn and grow.