This week I’m sharing a behind-the-scenes look at my life as part of the Week In My Life series hosted by Melissa at Adventuroo. I’m a bit behind, but here’s the recap from Day #4.
I shared a peek at a typical morning at our home, so it’s only fitting I also share what nights are like.
5:40 p.m. I arrive home from work and start making dinner–chicken enchilada casserole, Spanish rice and corn. Since I have an extra large package of chicken breasts, I do double duty and also make pulled chicken for a 2nd meal. I should be getting dressed for boot camp, but since I haven’t done much cooking this week, I thought it best to get in at least one decent meal this week.
I also make the kids’ dinner; though, I use the term very lightly since they’re still picky eaters. The boys’ “meal” consists of sun chips, raisins, mandarin oranges and crackers. Fortunately, baby girl has a healthier appetite, so she has some real food.
While waiting on the chicken to cook, I check Facebook and Twitter.
6:17 p.m. Hubbie and the kids are home. The boys and I have this routine where I hide before they come into the house, and they come look for me. They get pretty upset if I’m not hiding, so I make sure to play along. In the pantry I go, which is usually the first place they check.
6:35 p.m. I realize I haven’t checked my fantasy football team–good thing too, because I had a player with a bye week starting.
Afterwards, I realize the “best by” date for the sour cream has expired. I debate using it anyway and even check google for an answer.
In the end, I cave in and go buy a new one. On the way back home, I hear Taylor Swift’s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” I love listening to this song. I so wish I could’ve played it for a couple of my ex-boyfriends back in the day. (Ha!)
6:58 p.m. The boys help me make taco seasoning while I finish prepping the rest of the casserole ingredients.
7:30 p.m. The casserole is finally in the oven. I had no idea it’d take this long. I hang out with the kids while the food
7:50 p.m. Dinner is finally done. I’m so hungry by now. The kids are jumping all over the place by now, so I take my food upstairs so I can watch them in the play room.
8:20 p.m. It’s time to wind down and put the kids in the bed. Hubbie normally puts them to sleep at 9 p.m. but after realizing other parents were able to get to bed at reasonable times because their kids went to sleep a lot earlier than ours, I’ve made it my mission this week to put our kids to bed earlier. While it’s been better for me, I’m wondering if maybe it’s a bad idea with the way our kids have been acting this week.
8:45 p.m. The boys are out. Now it’s time to put baby girl to bed which is rarely an easy task. She likes to stay up as if she’s missing out on something.
10:00 p.m. Baby girl is sleep. I’m not convinced she’s completely out yet, so I take some time to read some emails and catch up on a few blogs.
10:20 p.m. I put baby girl in her bed then get to work on straightening up the house, picking out the kids’ school clothes, making school lunches and checking my fantasy football score. I wish I hadn’t done that last one because my opponent kicked my tail.
10:55 p.m. While cleaning up, I realize I’ve missed bible study/prayer time all week. I’ve been staying up late like normal but haven’t been able to wake up early as usual. This epiphany has me wondering if it’s the real reason things have been so off in our home this week. I try to rectify the situation with a late night Bible study.
11:30 p.m. I’m pretty exhausted at this point. I want to want to stay up longer and catch up on my writing class, at some point after putting up my Bible, I fall asleep instead.