My Daily RoutinePayton Foeller
As I crawled out of my pity party and stopped feeling crushed by the weight of raising a brand new human I was able to find a way to make use of my days. I downloaded a calendar from the Confident Mom and started trying to be better at doing chores which I’m slacking at again. I started a play date group in my town and tried to find ways to feel like myself again.
I think that is the key to making the SAHM life work. You are your own boss and you have to set the tone for your time! I love being able to embrace the rainy days and stay snuggled on the couch. But I also have enjoyed being able to make an effort to pursue new passions and learn new skills! I make a general plan for most days but when things don’t go my way and the plan just doesn’t get done, I allow myself grace as well. Last night I took a look at my sink full of dishes; full is an understatement – overflowing is more like it, and I let it go. I went to bed, watched some tv, and left them for the morning. We lived. It was an unsightly scene but we somehow lived through the dishes not being done. Anyway, all this to set up the fact the ‘my daily schedule’ is very inconsistent and can vary day to day or week to week. And that’s okay.
-Change three poopy diapers in thirty minutes or less.
-Pick up all the dumped and scattered toys (multiple times).
-Hide in the bathroom for a few seconds of quiet.
-Pick up all the cheerios off of the floor 5 times in a row.
-Sweep the floor after lunch.
-Sweep the floor after snack.
-Clean up spilled milk.. literally.
-Discipline the kiddo for throwing the cheerios 8 times.
-Read ‘Peek-a-who’ 18 times.
-Snuggle a whiny baby
-Nurse a whiny baby
–Contemplate getting using Stitch Fix (since you will never shop again!)
-Bribe a whiny baby with snacks.
-Pick up more toys.
-Clean up the bathroom that the baby destroyed at least twice.
…And the list goes on…
You get the point. The days are long and draining but the outcome is worth it. At the end of the day, for you, what makes it worth it? Would you let me know!