There are things I have to do, things I want to do, and of course the unplanned things that get in the way. But where or where can you find all the time to get this done and more importantly where do you find the energy to do it after working all day?
As I sit here brainstorming what I am going to do next, I realize that I need to come up with a new plan. It is no longer what am I going to do next (I have way too many choices) but when am I going to do it.
This is how my day usually goes:
5:30 a.m. – Alarm rings…perhaps I should get up and exercise. Then I turn over and hit the snooze.
6:00 a.m. – I manage to drag myself out of bed to brew a fresh pot of coffee and begin to prep for work.
7:30 a.m. (at the latest) – Little Man and I are racing out the door. Drop him off at daycare, stand by my car and make monkey faces as he and his friends stare and giggle out the window (generally act like the fool to get him to laugh but hey, that’s love for you) then off to work.
8:00 – 5:00 – Chained to my desk (where I plan what I am going to do that night, what I’ll blog about…oh and do my job of course 😉 )
5:00 – 5:45 – Pick up my little man and head for home.
6:00 – 7:00 – Prep and eat dinner
7:00 – 7:30 ish – Bath time for little man which means I get out the towels and plan for the second coming of Noah’s flood.
7:30 – 8 – The chase is on. Little man in his batman cape and undies as I run around the house after him with his pajamas. Nine times out of ten, I give up and he triumphantly sleeps in his undies.
Then there is about 10-15 minutes of tickle time, kisses and then some more stories (some read, some made up) and then a couple of minutes where he recites how good he has been and what he wants for his birthday and/or Christmas. Then we discuss “how awesome” the toys are…then after allllllllll that I glance over at the clock and it is usually around 9:45 when JBear finally drifts off to sleep and as of late, I am not far behind.
So here is my question to all you out there who have kids, or pets, or whatever – how do you do it? How do you find the time to get you daily chores done, work, spend time with friends and family, exercise, completing small projects or hobbies and still get to bed at a decent hour?