Welcome to week 31 of the #MFRWauthor blog hop. This week's topic is another that is more on a personal level. A day in the life...
My summer day is different from my school's in session day. This week is my kids' last week of summer vacation. They start school next Monday. Normally during the summer I get to sleep in. The kids are at the age where they can get their own breakfast and play quietly until Mom gets out of bed. I like the summer for that reason. During the school year my wake up time is 6:30am. Have to get the boys up, fed, and off to the bus.
If I'm lucky, I do get to go back to bed for about an hour or so before getting up to really start my day.
I spend some time talking to my kids while having my own breakfast. During the school year my breakfast waits until after they are on the bus. After I eat it's time for the pack to eat. besides the little one pictured, we have three other dogs. Can you tell we're a dog family?
Since I'm trying to be healthier I will workout some mornings. Not even gonna lie and say it's every morning. After I'm dressed and ready for the day it's tea time. I'm not a coffee person. So I'll sip on my tea and spend that time doing social media.
As you can tell my life isn't super exciting. I'm just your average stay at home mom.
Back to it, then. So once I'm fully caffeinated, then I may try to work on some writing, but most days during the summer I spend more time than I should surfing the web and not writing. I mean I still squeeze some in, I have to get at least 100 words a day for the 365 Club, but I'm not putting down a ton of them. Still somehow I managed to finish the first draft of my second book, so that's something.
While the kids are at school, I try to focus more and I did get more accomplished than over the summer. Less interruptions. There's the feeding of the kids, they insist on eating daily, multiple times a day. Not sure what's up with that.
There are dogs that need outside time. And a house that for some reason always needs cleaning of one thing or another. I've seriously considered wrapping everything in plastic, but The Hubs and children vetoed that idea.
During the summer the kids still have 'school time' where they have to take a break from electronics and we work on reading, math, writing. Just some basics so that they haven't lost all they learned over the summer break. We also go outside to play, because it's good for us all.
Of course there are activities and camps. Sports, after school programs. Tons of things my boys stay in that keep me busy. Yay for electronics that allow me to write or read on the go while sitting at practices and such.
There's always something going on. Bedtime rolls around at 9 during the school year and 11 for weekends and summer.
There you have it. A boring day in the life.
So how do your days stack up? Be sure to check out the other authors in the hop to get a glimpse into their lives.
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