It’s Sunday. That means the day before Monday. Yes. I’ve got work to do to prepare for this week at school. It’s challenging to get this down with three children.
Typically, I do any schoolwork at night after the kids go to bed. Friday night I decided to just relax and go to sleep early. I was zonked. Last night, W wouldn’t settle so I was stuck with her from 9:00pm. I even slept with my contact lenses on. Yeah. Bad.
V wanted to bake chocolate chip zucchini muffins. Z wanted to play a board game with M. And little W? She just wanted to be held by me. So I wore her and measured out the ingredients for V to mix. It’s challenging. W just wants to keep eating chocolate chips. And she’ll scream if she doesn’t get it. Lol
I finally got some reprieve while W naps. M stayed with her in case she wakes. I got about 2 hours while the kids play on iPad or watch tv. V prefers watching than playing.
Here’s what I need to get done by tonight.
– make seating plans for each class
– Mark assessments from fri so I can return them in a timely manner
– plan this week’s lessons and assessments
I’m now upstairs with W. I didn’t get to finish marking two class’s assessments. But I did make the seat plans (which need to be adjusted tomorrow) and plan for tomorrow’s lessons. That’s all I got done. This is her 2nd wakeup and it’s only 9:30pm.
W had a rough time falling asleep – almost 7:30pm. She usually is asleep by 7pm at the latest. Her first wakeup was at 8:30pm. I sent M to settle her to buy some more time so I can get some more prep done for school. I’m not sure why she’s waking so often. She’s also super upset when she does.
Friday night she slept for almost 4 hours before waking. And that was her only wakeup really. Tonight ia a replay of last night it seems. Perhaps she’s teething. But her appetite is good. She’s definitely much better with the coughing. In fact a lot less. We’ll see.
I don’t know how other moms with three kids do it. Seriously. I have 15 min tops in the morning, after dropping off both girls, to prep before the bell rings. After school, I have 10 min tops to finish and pack up before leaving to pick them up. My nights are mostly taken up with going to W. I also tutor on Tues nights.
I feel like I don’t have enough time at all do anything. I hope things get better with Ws sleep soon. I can’t have this every night. It’s stressful.