I was intrigued when reading a post over at A Day in the Life of Me where she describes her typical writing day. It made me laugh and I wanted to post my typical writing day. Maybe some of you can empathize here.
2:30am Two year old gets up.
430am Two year old gets up and wants breakfast
5:45 Alarm goes off, hubby gets up.
6:00 I get up.
6:30 In theory this is my exercise time but usually two year old gets up and I plop him in front of the TV in an effort to keep him quiet and not wake up 18 month old. Which means not much exercise but some blogging and emails.
7:30 18 month old wakes up, we all eat breakfast, get dressed, brush teeth.
8:30 3 days a week 2 year old we babysit arrives. Other two days a week we go on walks in the stroller, go to the store or play monster, puppy, kitty, airplane, or blocks.
9:30 Snacks. Clean up snacks, sweep floor, mop up applesauce.
9:45 Change diapers
10:00 Play, read books, go outside, do laundry, wash dishes, etc.
11:00 say “no, it’s not lunch time yet” fifty thousand times.
11:15 Change diapers
11:30 Give in and feed them lunch.
12:00 clean up lunch, sweep, mop up peanut butter, do more dishes.
12:20 Change diapers
12:30 Nap time. Post blog, tell two year old to get back in bed, tell 18 month old to stop playing in crib. Repeat. Finally pull out manuscript and try to get something done.
2:00 Wake up! If I’m lucky they’ll play toys or watch tv while I visit blogs, do finances or make phone calls.
3:00 snack, clean up snack, sweep. Think about mopping but I’ll just have to do it after dinner so why bother.
3:30 Change diapers. Read books. Play monster, puppy, kitty, airplane, fold laundry, and maybe do my hair.
5:00 2 year old we babysit leaves. Start dinner. Tell children it’s not done and the stove is hot, don’t touch. No you can’t climb in the dishwasher. Don’t hit, don’t bite, Give her back her toy. Don’t throw trains through the window.
5:30 Kids eat.
6:00 Hubby home. Start crying with joy. Eat.
6:30 turn on TV and collapse on beanbag.
7:30 Snack. Sweep. Tell the mop I don’t think so and lock it in the other room so it will stop mocking me. Brush teeth, pajamas, change diapers.
8:00 Bed time. Halleluiah chorus. Write.
9:00 fall asleep at computer until Hubby says “hey, aren’t you supposed to be working.” Turn off computer go to bed and watch TV since I just took a nap and can’t fall asleep.
What is your typical writing day? If you post one on your blog leave a comment here so we can come enjoy!