Monday, February 10, 2014

A Day in the Life of a Stay-at-Home, Abroad Writer Mother Wife (in No Particular Order)

Ugh. I had every intention in the world of posting an accurate yet creative "A Day in the Life of..." Photo Essay. What do they say about that road to hell...?

Reality hit. Actually the sh*t hit the fan. No literally. A vicious little stomach virus savaged our our house this weekend like a Gremlin on meth. First it devoured Miss Sassy Fierce and then swallowed up  Mr. Sensitive Sass Pants. Next, I think it's taking the life of Husband... I fear I'm the only one left to attack. Did I mention that my brain picked this weekend to have a migraine? Three in fact. Oh yeah. there was that too. So Husband was left taking care of the pack on his own only to be rewarded with the fan sh*t.

My photo essay is still accurate and to get creative I collaged the photos, meaning I used pictures not taken today but that can just as easily fill in. See, since we've had our pack we've been pretty routine with our day to day stuff so it was easy to use photos of a few months ago because our little routine is, well just that, routine. And we LOVE it!

So here it is... A Day in the Life of a Stay-at-Home, Abroad Writer Mother Wife (in no particular order):

Wake up!
We have spent YEARS kicking these dogs off the bed and somehow, every morning, they end up right here, taking all the covers.

Round 1: Play
With two in the pack, there's a lot of playtime. Saying that I love watching them play together is an understatement. He loves her fiercely and she is so gentle and affectionate with him... most of the time. 

I start making breakfast around 9:15 and we usually finish eating by 10:30. We loooove family breakfast!

Afternoon nap...
The time they nap varies here but it is so nice having this little break in the day.

And while they're napping... 
I slip away to write: blog, book, whatever. I love this time of day. This day I wrote at Guli's, one of my favorite writing spots, but I also write at school or other local coffee shops.

Family Time:
We spend our afternoons in a few different way. Sometimes we go to the playground at school. Sometimes, we go to the pool. SOmetimes we just hang at home and have yummy snacks.

Most of the time you can find us at the playground. We all love being here...

Getting ready...
At 6:00 we usually sit the kiddos in their chairs and put on a video for them to watch so that we could get their bath, bottles, and bedtime ready. Husband and I start to gain momentum here... 

Splish, Splash...
This bath time looks way more fun and eventful than a normal bath time. I remember this day. HTey were both so out of whack that we decided just to throw them in the bath. Blame it on the Presidente...

7:00. The kids have had their bottles and are in bed for the night and Husband and I enjoy our quiet dinners and long conversations. Of course, what good would a blog called Drinking the Whole Bottle be if Mami didn't get her bottle too.

Thanks to In an Opal Hearted Country for organizing the February Expat Blog Challenge opportunity.
Day 10: A Day in Photos


  1. Hope you guys are all feeling better soon. Your family is adorable.

  2. I love this post. Your days look awesome!


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