Here it is, Wednesday. The middle of another week. Do you ever sit back and look at what your families life looks like? And actually, how boring it must be to the outside world? Truly. Then I go around to all my favorite blogs and realize how much I love to see what others are doing. What other mom’s go through in a day. What challenges you all face, what mountains you are climbing, and what stain you are removing from your child’s pants. I love it all.
So what is a typical Wednesday in the Markmiller home? Starts with Michael’s alarm going off at some way too early hour. He has it set loudly because he tends not to hear it. Well, let me tell you, he STILL does not hear it. I HEAR IT, and I in turn, become his alarm. He then proceeds to hit snooze, curl up around me and we for a brief few moments forget all about our day and relish in those precious moments of peace and warmth. Finally upon getting up, Michael proceeds to get ready for work whilst I go about my routine of making the bed, putting on some clothes and brushing my hair. By this point, I hear the heat turning on (even in the summer, which floors me)- which means that Jack is up. I then usually hear "good morning Mama!" from my happy girl Katie. Then Sam, my sleepy head wanders out from his room.
The arguing then ensues about who gets the heater. Which is quickly remedied by Mom turning off the heat. With a quick check of the menu, I start unloading the dishwasher and then start working on breakfast. Mike is usually milling about getting his stuff together, asking the boys to make their beds before breakfast. Then we sit down (most days) to breakfast. After, the kids get dressed and brush their teeth. And argue again over the heater that has magically turned on again.
Then it is goodbye daddy, kisses and hugs. Then off to school we go. After the kids get to their classes, Katie and I head to Bible Study at our church. After that, we met up with Michael at Chipotle for lunch. That was a nice treat. Then home we go to try and get a nap in before we pick up the boys. Put Katie in her room, put in a load of laundry, grab a granola bar and blog a bit. Hear Katie playing and not sleeping, and then hear her little feet headed my way. See that she has totally changed clothes. I ask her why, "because I am stinky momma". Uh, Hello? You are potty trained. Not so much. Off to the potty to remove said "stinky" panties and thankfully make it to the potty for the remainder of the offending stank.
Excitedly remember that Nana is picking the boys up this afternoon. Katie is hungry. She is not going to nap. I am all emotional over a story on a China adoption blog. Katie gets to have some crackers and watch Max and Ruby. The boys and Nana make it home, Sammy has asked for a bit to play before homework. Jack and Nana head out for some one on one time. Katie is playing in the sandbox, I am doing more laundry. Tonight is Pioneer Club for the boys at church, so dinner will be split up. I am picking up our friends Emma and her brother Charlie to take to church. After we get home, Katie gets a bath and then it is story time and prayer time. Then she gets umpteen kisses and falls asleep.
Michael picks up all the kids and delivers Emma and Charlie home and then brings Jack and Sammy in. They are ALWAYS wired. But, brush teeth and to bed they go with hugs and kisses. Much to the chagrin of Jack, who would rather have a high five. Not so fast buddy. Stop growing up so fast.
The house finally gets quiet. Michael and I say hello to each other again. We do our bedtime routine and then settle in to watch Lost together. I record it too because I always fall asleep. ALWAYS. LOL.
That is what a normal Wednesday looks like in our home. If you have made it this far, hope it was an enjoyable ride.