Waverly & I go to her room at about 7 each night, read her current favorite books a few times through, & then I sing “You are My Sunshine” about 75 times in a row. Seriously, if I stop she says “sing” & looks up at me with those bright blues to let me know I better not be leaving anytime soon. I’m usually there until after 7:30, I can’t believe she still lets me hold her for that long & hope we can still do this when she is 16. 😉
I have been planning to post about “a day in our life” for some time now, these posts are some of my very favorite to read & I definitely want to have a written record of our life to look back on some day. As a working mom, our weekdays are busy, crazy & most often, tiring. Yet more importantly, I can’t think of one day where at least a couple “little things” didn’t happen to make me stop & really appreciate this life I have. I love being a mom to this sweet little girl, I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
My alarm goes off at 5:30 each morning so that I can get ready & out the door by 6:30. Other than the fact that I am starting to believe more each day that being up when it’s still dark out is just wrong, what is more painful is that Waverly is usually still sleeping most days when I leave. This is definitely the part of my schedule that is hardest for me, I obviously hate going that long without seeing Waverly, but deal with it since the early start to my day is why I am also off all afternoon. Also a positive, my husband’s schedule makes it easy for him to get her ready, give her breakfast, take her to the sitter & my favorite, send me a video of her each morning. Or else. 😉
I really do think the daddy & daughter time each morning is good for both of them, I often wish I could secretly watch what goes down in that house with those two each day. The thought alone of the hubs putting Waverly’s outfits & accesories on her (that I obviously laid out the night before, each & every piece), makes me really, really smile.
My workday ends at 2:35 which is when I leave to pick up Waverly from one of our three sitters. I really still get butterflies on my way to get her, I am so excited for us to reunite that it makes me giddy. Wednesdays & Thursdays are the only days she is with someone other than family, on those days she is standing outside & when she sees me yells “mama” with the biggest smile on her face. At that moment, I don’t even want to turn the car off (it would take too much time), instead I would prefer to jump out of the moving vehicle to give her the biggest hug & never let go. 🙂
Some days we run an errand or hit the kids gym, but most days we head straight home for quality girl time. We eat a snack (or three), play puzzles, try on shoes, read books, & lately, have been spending the majority of our time outside at the park or on walks. I really try to put my computer, phone or any social media away during these couple of hours. They are the highlight of my day & what motivate me when that alarm clock goes off in the morning.
Around 5:30, I make some sort of attempt at dinner (not always successfully), give Waverly a quick bath (she is not much into it these days, she would rather be “outside”), & by that time, my husband is home at 6. He spends a couple of minutes with her while I lay out her clothes for the next day & then it’s dinner & a few minutes of quality time as a family.
I spend the last part of the day picking up around the house, doing laundry, & hanging with the husband. Most nights I have the best intentions to be “crazy” & stay up past 10, yet it’s totally rare for that to actually happen. To think I used to head out for the night at 10.
My best advice to other working moms is to see the positive in your situation. Cherish those moments you do have with your little one & make the most of them. And if you are a teacher, count down the days until summer break (22 with exams).
Congratulations to Krista (krcatt) for winning the Freshly Picked Moccasin giveaway, please email me for more information. This week we have another giveaway, Melissa from The Prettiest Bow is offering one lucky winner a couple of her adorable headbands & bows! Melissa was so sweet to send over a couple for Waverly & we LOVE them, the headband she is wearing in these pictures is one of our new current favorites! Melissa is also offering you all a discount until the end of this month, use the code WAVERLY30 to stock up! Good luck to you all, enter below to win & see this post if you need a reminder on how to link-up! Thanks, ladies!