Saturday, January 17, 2009

Interview Me

Lori over at Teacher turned Mommy participated in having someone interview her and I thought it was cute. I told her to take a stab at me when she got the chance. So here goes.

Question 1: Do you plan on going to work when Allie is in school? If so, what do you plan on doing?

You're all going to laugh at me on this one. I honestly haven't accepted the fact that Allie is going to leave me EVER. I haven't thought about my time when she isn't with me all day..sniff sniff. I do plan on going back to school at some point although I am not sure when. I would like to get into nursing which is what I was going to do before all my kiddies were born. I think I would still like to go along that track.

Question 2: What do you like to do when you are away from your kiddos? Is that the same thing you liked to do before you had children?

Oh my..this is showing how lame my life really is. I am never away from my kids. I don't do anything without them. Sad really I know. Anything I do 99% of the time they are with me.

Question 3: What is one thing you've learned about yourself through your blog?

I've definitely learned that I need the support and friendship that I get from all my friends. I used to think I didn't need anyone that I could do it all on my own but I've realized that life is so much easier and pleasant if you have people that care about you.

Question 4: What does a typical day look like for you? What would you do to make your life easier?

Hectic! Things are crazy around our house. I am constantly moving and doing something. Usually when I get up in the mornings I put stuff in the lunchboxes that I fixed the night before and sit down to my computer. On a good day Allie and Caleb are still in bed and I can sit and blog,comment and check emails with my coffee for about an hour before they get up. As they start getting up I've got breakfast and bottles and the endless diaper count starts. I make beds,wash clothes,clean up,play and try to get everything done. At 1200 I feed Caleb lunch and put him down for his nap. Unfortunately Allie still cat naps and isn't on a structured schedule..depends on when she gets up what time she naps. She is usually awake for about 2 or 3 hours and then sleeps for about 30. About 3 Lucas gets home and we do homework and snacks. I start baths about 530 while David's at his meeting and as soon as they get out I start on supper. David gets home at 645 and I try to have dinner ready when he walks through the door. It's been even more hectic than before since he started going to meetings daily. Getting four kids bathed and dinner ready by myself for everyone is extremely difficult! I put the kids to bed at 8 and Allie goes about 9. By that time I'm exhausted and usually don't look at my computer again until the next morning when it all starts over again.

Question 5: Are all your children good eaters? If not, do you make alternative meals for the picky ones or what?

Overall my kids are very good eaters. Lucas is a pretty good eater and will eat most everything i fix...his appetite has been getting bigger lately. Caleb is my best eater. He will eat anything and most of the time he's sitting at the table still eating when everyone else is done and I'm cleaning up the kitchen. Jacob is by far my pickiest eater. Most of the time I make him eat whatever we do. However there are a couple of meals that I fix him something else. One example is when we have Mexican. I usually fix Jacob a hot dog or something else on those nights because all he will eat otherwise is chips and salsa. Most of the time I make him eat some of whatever we are eating though and I do try to mostly make things that he likes.

So that's me in a nutshell. If any of you out there have an undying urge to be interviewed let me know I'll try to see if I can make questions up also.


Lori said...

thanks for playing along... that was fun to get to know you better

He And Me + 3 said...

You are so busy...after reading that, now I really know why you are MIA some days from the blog. LOL It is hard to fit everything in isn't it? Somehow, us Moms are able to get it all done though. God made us strong like that. Enjoyed reading your answers:)

Julie said...

What a great idea! It's great way to get to know you!

I'm amazed you can actually manage to make dinner! We're living off of sandwiches & bertolli meals most of the time.

Everyday Mom Designs said...

Very cool. Great questions and answers! Sounds like we parent about the same. :)

Thanks for the comment. I've been so blah, but I'm feeling better now.. I'm in a better mood now.. Still sick.. even worse actually, but oh well. :)

Coachdad said...

I can remember when my first daughter went to preschool. I was teaching nights at the time so I could be home with her and I found it hard to see her leave me in the day. Once she left for school, I decided to go back to regular high school again.

momstheword said...

My goodness you have a busy day, my friend! I guess it's just the season of life.

How do you do a three column page? Did you do it all yourself?

I have wanted to try it but read that people have lost all their widgets and followers and stuff by attempting it on their own, so I've been afraid to try it.

Was it hard?

Steffie B. said...

Hmmmm.....why do these answers all sound so familiar? lol You are one busy, amazing Momma!

Hope your weekend is great! ;)


Jill (Sneaky Momma) said...

Loved learning more about you! I can't see past my kids yet, either. :)

McCrakensx4 said...

Fun fun! I did this too and a few asked to be interviewed! It was hard for me to come up with some of the ??! are a busy lady!

Annie said...

cute :) reading ur day made me tired - lol! thanks for sharing girl!!

Hollie said...

thank goodness for 'good eaters', right?! kate eats mostly everything and it makes for easy feeding times!

i agree, support from friends (real life and blogging) is crucial. we all need it!

amanda said...

hey i'll take a few questions!! i too think it is a super cute idea. :0)

Corrine said...

what a great interview.

I liked your comment about what you have learned about bloggin, so many times we think we can do it alone or think we should do it alone, but it is so nice that we don't have to do it alone, and i don't think we are suppose to do it alone.

you don't know me, but you could interview me if you want to :)

Liz said...

That was fun getting to know a little about you...

3 Bay B Chicks said...

Found your blog through Sneaky Momma today and had to de-lurk after reading this post to tell you how much fun it was to read. Interviewing a fellow blogger is truly an inspired idea.

I can also definitely relate to what you said in question #2. During the once-in-a-lifetime moments when my kids aren't with me, I always feel strange. It is more than just something is missing. It is like my mind isn't quite sure what to do. :)


momstheword said...

You are so funny....hehehe! No, I never did find out!