Following on from “Anatomy of a Day“, this post will be another snapshot of our day through the Week in the Life viewpoint, a concept by Ali Edwards, where you basically dissect and document *all* that makes up your day, for seven days/a week. I am really enjoying the process and really looking at how I get about my day in great detail – through not only to-do lists, but photos, and observations. Many of the photos I am taking are things I normally would not photograph. Things that are, for me, normal, every day occurrences. From the morning cereal choices – (colour coded of course)
This week, I am completing the Week in the Life project by Ali Edwards. I love the idea behind this and a big part of why I blog here is so I don’t forget the little things. This project focuses on what we do, how we do, and a bit of why we do, every day, for seven days in a row – or a week. I am finding it interesting to say the least and am taking a lot of photos. I know that I already have a fairly well formed routine, but it is interesting coming at it from a different angle – telling all the stories that happen in a day, be it routine or otherwise.
I had a moment of stunned silence the other day. Hayden came running into my room, and was crying. I was initially worried that something was wrong, as he is not a cryer. He came up to me, and hugged me and said thank you. I was a bit blown away because I could not think immediately think what/why he was thanking me – and so I asked what was going on. Here is how the story goes –
In the name of motherhood, we do so many things! Things that I am sure when I envisioned motherhood, I never thought I would be doing *so much* of. The real, every day stuff. Like constantly being called by four tiny humans. Varying levels of “Mum/Mummy/Muuuuummmmmmy/MumMumMumMumMummy” at least 400 times a day. Yep, in one day. Idle thoughts like “Muuum, can I have an apple?’ “Mum, I can’t find _____”. Most questions revolve around food, or equality (she has more, she hit me twice, he has my car, he tricked me). Continue Reading…
Saturdays. A day where activities are usually dictated by kids organised ‘things’ – so things like dancing, swimming, birthday parties, hair cuts, and library book returning. I know even in 10 years time even I will look back and miss this. Right now is probably one of the best times of my life – days bursting with activity, boring bits like washing, cleaning and groceries, and fun things like baking, cuddles (un-prompted), giggles and story telling. Right now – it is happening. Some days I need to remember this more!
Today has already been a flurry of activity. I am onto the third load of washing already (boring bits!) and the kids have finished dancing for the day. Getting the girls hair ready is always something that takes me a bit of time –
Miss Caitlyn has curly wurly hair. A mane of thick strawberry blonde hair that when brushed straight is half way down her back, but otherwise bounces up defiantly to her shoulders. Today we had to had to have two buns. Like Anna (from Frozen).
Then there is the polar opposite –
Miss Emma with her mix of colours (mostly brown, light brown and blonde) and dead straight hair almost to her bum! She has ‘a bigger bun than me Mummy’ (Caitlyn) and is not the greatest with sitting still when getting her hair brushed.