Ever wonder what those of us who work at home and have kids do all day?
my day (most of this is a usual day, just the times change around) most of the day is filled with trying to get many small business and house things done. with various results
5:30 am: wake up to AAAAAHHHHHHH MOMOMOMOMO FRESH BUTT!! ("omg my butt is soaked")
(change diaper, pull midget girl into bed with me)
6 am kicked in the nose
6:30 am wake up to mommommommom wakey good moaney ( "mom, wake up, it's good morning")
6:35 am "show, show, show, show, show....................... Nalvin!!!
(after 10 minutes of this, I put the alvin and the chipmunk show on- no
clue how many times it's been on in the background- with anna not even paying attention to it)
6:45- 7:45 ish: trying to get some basic promotion done on my website. this is interrupted every 5 minutes or so by one of 3 things: Anna climbing something, Anna trying to get into something, or Anna pressing the button to shut off the player because the show isn't playing any music- the same show that she's not really paying any attention to.
8 am "bite, bite, da bite, nom nom, bite, bite, BITE, BITE (she starts
pulling on my sleeve) she can't have my cereal, she already had a big
breakfast, and she's allergic to the milk.
9:25 little one decides to play "keysboawd", but this time, she does it on my keyboard
sent off an email to a customer, this is what it said
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oh yeah, she did, while I was trying to put the book up that she had taken off the shelf.
10 am-ish: lost the $50 sale, someone apparently doesn't have kids, or knows any kids :( I really, really needed that money too :(
11 am realize that I have a sink full of dishes, proceed to start putting away the dry ones
11:08 am baby blowout
11:10 stick Anna in pack and play, sweep floor
11:30, realize i should have done those dishes instead
11:48 Anna finally goes down for her nap, maybe she'll sleep for a couple of hours
noon: shoot, it's noon already I should have given her lunch first, she won't sleep long at all, then will be cranky until bedtime
1 pm Yep :( anna wakes up, lunch is fed-- i still haven't done dishes, because I took pictures for new product and sketched out an idea I got, maybe this will be the one to get into the magazine.
1:35 post office try 1
2:10 post office try 2
2:35 finally leave the house on the way to post office to ship UK orders- also hit grocery store while out
3 pm come home, to find 2 more orders, guess where they are going to?? yep, UK (plans another post office trip) small orders too, $5.50 a piece (and $3 to ship!)
3:25 give up on getting any real work done today, hopefully, I can get a new style of slippers made!
3:35 have to go to bathroom, leave daddy in charge of tiny one. come
back, Anna climbed up on couch, pulled down my ball of yarn and 1/3rd
complete slipper, and played with "stwings"
dish attempt #3
6 pm after we "wead" the book with the "munkies" in it (rabbits look
enough like chipmunks, I guess) 20 times, dinner is served.
dish attempt #4
7 Anna bath
8 Anna's night routine of "medsin" and "Toofy bwush" commences.
8:25 she's out!!!!!!! I immediately try to catch up on computer work
that I can't concentrate on with Dave yelling "Alvin!!" in the
background and having to chase after some little girl who just learned
how to be a monkey.
Working on promotion on several sites, get a listing up, edit several listings,
11:34 pm I'm sitting here, finishing up this post, I need a bath, and still haven't done those damn dishes, worked on the day's inventory, bookeeping updates, or gotten a new edition of the newsletter out!
Total income today: $21.50 not counting selling fees- Could have made my goals today too if it weren't for that email.