I hate Thursdays. I have for the last nine months. Let me give you an idea why. This is how my day goes . . . EVERY Thursday.
Get up. Get kids ready for school. Shower. Get Kelsey & Adam ready for day. Leave at 8:20 to take Adam to preschool. Drop off Adam at preschool – in Arlington. Run random errands and hang out at Moms because it’s too far to drive back and forth. Feed Kelsey lunch. Pack up lunch for Adam. Pick up Adam from preschool. Feed Adam lunch in car. Nap Kelsey in Car. Get home. Try to get Kelsey upstairs still asleep. Have about 45 minutes to unload groceries, do dishes, pick up house, fold laundry, etc. Leave to pick up kids from school. Home for 40 minutes. Have snack and do homework. Try to figure out something for dinner. Leave to take Emily to gymnastics. Sit in car and wait for Emily. Home to make dinner at 5:15.
Added to my schedule is the fact that I am normally going on less than adequate sleep. Jon is at the church late on Wednesday night, and I stay up to see him when he gets home. And a lot of Thursdays, I have something else after that. I think my favorite was the Cub Scout Blue & Gold Banquet that started at 6:00. I had to cook dinner for 60 people in 45 minutes. Thank heavens for planning and people willing to help. It is all just exhausting!
BUT, as of 5:15 today, it is officially over. Adam is done with preschool and Emily had her last gymnastics class. Woo hoo! Can you feel my joy and relief streaming to you over the internet? Seriously, it’s almost palpable. There are just not words. I survived! I get normal Thursdays back! Phew, I think I’m going to bed! 🙂