It's 6:30 am.
I've put the kettle on, watching baby play on the floor and setting the homeschool tree for the day.
7:00. Watching the undrunk coffee go cold, changing nappies, starting washing ,waking child and cooking breakfast.
8:00. Cleaning dishes from yesterday to make room for the next pile of dishes. Child has started the days tasks and is dressed. Im reminding him to eat breakfast before it goes cold....my coffee is now stone cold.
9:00 Bfing child to a nap...well atatempting to. Accompanied by cold coffee.
9:15 baby napping on me...refusing to let go of breast. I'm starving.
10:00 child is trying to negotiate more computer time ( boundary testing). Boundary is firm, he is on to his next lot of tasks. I'm still hungry.
10:20 lighting fire because its frigid. Trying to keep baby away from fire. Cleaning up breakfast dishes and doing laundry.
10:30. Fire has gone out. Of course it has.
11:00 Fire is alight again, baby is grubby....child has settled into his day routine. Moment of smugness for my homeschooling prowess - don't worry it won't last long.
11: 30 chase beagle out of studio - and into the yard because he has a paintbrush.
12:00 Starving...baby is unpacking cupboard. Tripping over toys while putting away laundry...
12:15 making lunch for kid, feeding baby, answering emails/messages
12:30....picking up toys. Changing nappies, oh yay! more fkn laundry.
1:00 ...starting dinner with the slow cooker. Reading curriculum review....attempting to schedule playgroup date
1:15 chasing beagle out of studio.
1:17 missed phone call. probably hubby...send him a few quick messages on fb.
2:00 bringing in firewood with baby strapped to back. Heavy lifting. Who needs a gym.
2:15 attempting to put baby down for a nap.
2:17 give up on that stupid idea.
2:30 helping child with maths questions and attempting to bf baby to sleep....drinking cold coffee.
3:00 sweeping floor with baby strapped to back....phone call...something about someone wanting a portrait. Can I do one for a birthday next week, only a blurry photo for reference, can I do it for under $30. Mumbles.
3:00 Mum drops in. She plays with baby while I get more wood. Put kettle on and make coffees. I drink half a warm coffee. Best part of the day.
3:15 starving...I forgot to eat lunch although I made it for everyone else. Eat apple, slice of cheese and leftover dinner.
3:30 bath baby, clear loungeroom - vow to throw out ALL the things.
4:00 take baby and child outside for some late afternoon sunshine. Prune fruit trees.
4:30 clean up baby and hope she hasn't ingested anything poisonous.
4:40....chase beagle out of studio.
4:50 baby finally asleep. I put her down on couch and finish reading curriculum review, make some notes and work on a sketch.
5:00 chase beagle out of studio again. Answer messages on fb - sort babies clean clothes.
5:30 clean up mess boy has left on the table. Remove lego from kitchen bench (why is there anyway??)
6:3o hubby home. Baby wakes...start getting dinner ready for everyone.
7:00 ..... sweet heaven..I get a shower for 5 minutes sans baby, child or beagle.
7:30 nappy changing, tidy kitchen area attempt, put homeschool stuff away.
8:00 bedtime routine....try to feed baby to sleep.
8:15 baby not sleeping, hubby chases her while I attempt to connect with older child.
8:17....child requests buffy episodes...that counts as quality time right?
8:25 attempt to feed baby to sleep while watching buffy with older child.
8:30 starving. Eat what I can find....all the bad things.
9:00 feed baby to sleep.
10:00 buffy finished, child in bed....baby sleeping.
10:05 toilet....alone....quietest part of the day.
10:10 tell child its too late to read and go to sleep.
10:16 up to feed beagle.
10:30. Chase beagle out of studio and lock door.
10:35. bed .....coma.