I am blessed to have a job.
I am fortunate I love my job.
I am lucky to be able to leave my work at my job so I can devote time away from work to my family.
But I am busy. Boy, oh boy, am I busy! Here's an idea of a typical day. From 5:45 in the morning until 11:00 at night, here's what I do:
Wake up, get showered, dressed, & ready for work. Get Logan up, dressed, fed, and ready for preschool.
Drop Logan off at school, then go in to work. Work until 4:30, then get Logan from school and head home.
Pick up Savannah from home, & take both kids to get their allergy shots. Endure being pummeled by Logan for making him get shots.
Come home. Exercise. Shower.
Put in a load of laundry.
Fix dinner. Clean up dinner (sometimes. Most nights I have the kids clean up if they didn't help me cook. It's a house rule.).
Play a game with Logan.
Get dinner ready for the next day (i.e. thaw out meat, make Jell-O, marinate meat, etc.).
Get Logan in & out of the shower. Brush his teeth. Read him a book (or two). Put him to bed.
By this time it's around 9:00.
Time for me to do some picking up around the house. Then I do envelope stuffing and data entry jobs for my dad. Occasionally I'll fit a blog entry into the mix.
Around 10:30 I'm wiped out. I'll relax with a magazine and doze off around 11:00.
And you know what? As much as I love my children and my husband and my life, I always feel like I'm not doing everything just right. I'm not giving them the attention they deserve.
How do you do it? How do you balance a full day at work with time with the family, yet fit in cleaning the house and fixing meals? Please enlighten me. I'm still working on it all!