Monday, August 31, 2009

Early Morning Seminary...

I've reached the pinnacle of parenting...Early Morning Seminary. And yes...it is EARLY!!! Class starts at 6am which means I need to wake up my oldest at 5am to be ready. Are you serious? Yes, yes I am. As it turns out Corinna is excited about seminary and learning more about the gospel. She loves the fact she can study the scriptures every day...Huh?! I am excited for her. After class she walks to school and I might add, in case you were thinking I was a super awesome parent, she was not so thrilled I wouldn't pick her up and drive her to school. To be honest, her high school is less than a mile away and all the seminary kid walk together. It's exercise at a time of day where the heat doesn't drive you inside. Yes, the mean mom I am...insisted she try it out....for a semester.

Now, seminary wouldn't be a shock to my system but looking at my schedule it seems my sleeping will be done in shifts. This will give you the idea:
5am- Wake up Corinna
545am- drive her to seminary
6am- return home
630am- wake up the other two
745am- drive other two to school
815am return home
845am attempt to gain more sleep.
1100am- wake up...again
1130am- get showered and ready for the day
noon- eat breakfast & cook dinner for kids
100- organize my things for work & leave if I need to take bus to work
230pm- leave for work if hubby giving me a ride
330-midnight- work/ call kids on all breaks
1230am- clean up kitchen- I hate ants
1am- bedtime
5am- begin again!!!

I don't know how other working Moms have made it through, but my heart goes out to you all for what you do for your kids!!! I can't wait until Saturday to hang out with my kids...and sleep 8 hours in a row!!

5 comments:

Tammy said...

If I have to be perfectly honest...I wouldn't miss getting my kids up and ready for school. I love to see their sleepy faces in the morning!!!

Ninny said...

Tammy- thank you for your comment on my blog. It brought me to tears. Just know that there are those who keep praying that you will reach the bell someday! Keep climbing!

Cherie said...

I think it is great all the sacrifices you are making for you children - You are a great mom. Sleep will catch up to you someday but the kids only grow up once. I admire you.

Jeanette said...

Isn't it exhausting?! I finally was a stay-at-home mom and then my hubby lost his job. Back to work for me. Juggling it all is so tiring. Here is hoping you have a restful weekend. :)

H.K. said...

I got exhausted just reading your schedule! That is one long day!!!

I'm so happy to hear that your daughter is excited about seminary. My son was excited about his first year of seminary and also getting to know other LDS kids in his school. We currently have over 100 kids in his seminary!