My alarm goes off right after 5, which is when I attempt to get myself out of bed (these days it’s more like a roll because of one giant belly), then I get ready quietly in the bathroom while the rest of the house sleeps. It’s hit or miss whether Waverly wakes up before I go downstairs to leave, I can never decide which I prefer, I love to see her but am convinced it makes it harder on me. Regardless, my husband will wake up around 6 to make me coffee & breakfast for the road. If Waverly is up, they will sit at the front door and wave to me (her jumping up & down, the sweetest), and yes, it’s still dark out for most of my drive to school.
My workday honestly flies by, I have been working as a Fashion Marketing teacher for ten years & thankfully, I have students who allow me to tell stories about Waverly to help with the separation. 😉 While I’m at work, Waverly is either with my sister, our sitter, or my grandparents, depending on the day, she loves them all & that makes the whole working thing so much easier for everyone. I am able to leave in enough time to be home by 3, the drive home is my absolute favorite & I still get butterflies at the excitement of reuniting with her every single day! We occasionally will go to Target, the grocery store, or the kids gym, but lately have been trying to stay home as much as possible to enjoy this beautiful weather.
After dinner, my husband gives Waverly her bath while I take a shower, we have done that most of Waverly’s life, it gives them something to do together & gives me a little time to myself. We get Waverly dressed & then read books in her bed, I used to read them but lately she is all about reading to us (the cutest, most entertaining thing ever). We get Waverly tucked in, it usually take at least 15 minutes between her attempts to stall & need to have every toy she owns in her bed, then we leave the room. Most nights she will talk herself to sleep (again, so very entertaining) & be out for good by 8.
By this point I am so exhausted I can hardly make a sentence, so any good intentions I had of getting a few things done on my computer or being productive on some sort of house project are outweighed by the need to watch mindless reality shows in my bed. I’m usually asleep by 9 (I get wild), my husband joins me later since he is way cooler than me & can stay up way later.
Like most moms, some days I feel like we have it all together & everything flows like a dream, then there are others when I question my sanity and wonder how I’m ever going to make it work with 2. Yet ultimately, there is nothing that makes me happier than this life, even during my most exhausted moments I know these truly are the days & one day I will miss them terribly.
Hope you are having a great week!