No really. Beyond tired.
Fatigued all the way to my very bones.
The average day...
Wake up at 6 am.
Send Tiff to shower while I pretend I'm still sleeping.
Tiff gets out..
I get in.
7am kids alarm goes off.
This means nothing about actually getting them up. Just makes it loud.
Start cajoling three kids out of bed.
One kid gets herself dressed but comes in for opinions.
Kid 2 wants me to hold out clothing options and help her decide.
Kid 3 wants options and needs help getting dressed.
7:30 2/3 kids dressed the last kid is somewhere inbetween. 2 kids starting breakfast.
7:45 Getting 3rd kid to table starting spelling homework with kid 2 who of course didn't have time to get it done last night
7:55 reminding 3 kids to go to the bathroom
Somewhere in there I have done all 3 sets of hair do's
Brush at least one set of teeth if not all 3, and try to remember my own
8:00-8:15 gets shoes, coats, backpacks say goodbye go to work, Tiff takes 3 kids to school
work. all day.
get off work.
pick kids up.
start the argument over homework. Do 3 different homework assignments. spelling, writing, reading, math...sometimes science. Then we have multiplication flash cards to do.
dinner needs to be made, cleaned up.
arguments over whats for dinner, yes you do have to eat it.
oh, shower time for kids.... that was in there somewhere
help kids brush hair and teeth.
bed time stories
somedays we have therapy for kid 3, and rock climbing thrown in
oh yeah, someone gets to feed the pets twice a day too.
then there's the laundry.
I think I cleaned the bathroom last week sometime.... ;)
empty the dishwasher, start the dishwasher.
8:30 pm round up kids and convince them they do want to go to sleep.
8:30-8:45 lights out.
8:45-9:00 try to have an adult conversation with Tiff
9:00-9:30 continue reminding kid 1 that she does need to sleep and stop reading in her bed.
9:30 check on all kids make sure they have their covers on.
10:00 fall into bed with a big sigh.........
Yup. I'm pretty average. The straight folks don't have a thing on me. ;)
Did I mention I'm tired?