TGIF! Am I the only one that feels like I have had the busiest and most productive day but when I look back on it, it seems like I haven’t actually accomplished anything?
Last Tuesday, my day pretty much went like this:
6am – Showered, made breakfast, cleaned up breakfast, made sure kids were dressed (and didn’t forget their underwear), brushed teeth, made sure backpacks were packed, packed snacks and lunch…
7:55am – Dropped of G and B at school
8:07am – Starbuck’s run; a large coffee for me and a pink cake pop for Coconut
8:45am – Manicure/Pedicure – every third time or so, Coconut gets one too.
10am – LA Brea Tar Pits
11:45am – Ate Picnic lunch on the LACMA grounds
12:45pm – Dropped Coconut at my parents’ house for her nap
1:23pm – Picked up G from school
1:35pm – Went to Pinkberry for some quality one-on-one mom-time and Homework
2:15pm – Dropped G at my parents’ house
3pm – Picked up B from school
3:12pm – Went to Pinkberry for some quality one-on-one mom-time and Homework
4pm – Met G, Coconut and my parents at the field for Baseball Practice
5:25pm – Ate Dinner at the Mall (it is a quick ride from the baseball field)
6:45pm – Home for shower and books
7:24pm – Put all three kids to bed
7:25pm – Sat and watched Matt eat his dinner from the Mall
8:35pm – Remembered I meant to call the dishwasher repairman, Spectrum to replace one of our DirectTv boxes so we can actually watch Dodger games this season, UPS boxes of Coconut’s hand-me-downs to my friend, send paint colors to our contractor, and pick up the dry cleaning
8:37pm – Scheduled reminders on my trusty phone to get all of the above done
9:33pm – or so – Passed out while watching the latest Madam Secretary episode.
What did I really get done? It seems like nothing, but yet I was running nonstop. Yes, I kept three little people alive, transported them here and there, made sure my husband had dinner when he got home from work even though it was from the mall. I only accomplished one thing on my to-do list (the story of my life). I called Spectrum – probably not the most important on the list – but the only one that didn’t put me on hold for 30 minutes, or require me to provide a serial number that I didn’t write down before leaving the house, or send me 20 minutes in the opposite direction of where I actually needed to be.
It is Friday and I still haven’t picked up the dry cleaning, hoping to get that done this morning. Yesterday I remembered to send the paint colors to the contractor, and Wednesday I finally scheduled the dishwasher repairman – of course we have a four hour window on Saturday right smack in the middle of when the boys have a basketball game, baseball photos to take, and a birthday party to attend.
The struggle is real! How do you get it all done? Please help me feel better, that I am not the only one barely getting it all done.