This is a behind the scenes look at what a day as a SAHM with two rambunctious cubs looks like on any given day at the Grizzly Bear household. There’s laughter, there’s tears, and there’s a whole lot of mayhem. Ready to begin?
6:30 – 7:00 : My cubs wake up early. Before they started rooming together, one of them would normally wake up earlier than the other. Usually it was Patrick and I could get the coffee maker going while he quietly ate his breakfast before Olivia would be insistently calling for her breakfast. Now it doesn’t matter which one of them wakes first. First peep out of them and it’s all over; everyone is up for the day.
7:00 : Breakfast time!
7:30 : I turn on PBS for the kiddos so that I can eat/drink my cup of coffee in peace/get dressed. Most of the time the cubs might stop and glance at it for a few seconds, but they’re either too busy eating their breakfast or are already engaged in another activity to care too terribly much.
8:00 – 8:30 : Time to head outside. This, I think, is my favorite part of the day. I know they love going outside as much as I do. Patrick automatically goes on the hunt for shoes once he’s dressed and even knows that he should bring Olivia and me our sandals. Once Olivia is dressed, she starts waving bye-bye and standing by the door. Me? I’m just glad I can grab a second cup of coffee as I herd them outside!
We try to spend at least an hour to an hour and a half outdoors every morning. Here in Tennessee, it’s hot, which wouldn’t be so bad if it weren’t so blasted humid all. the. time. That means that by 10:oo or 11:00 it’s pretty much unbearable to be outside without a considerable breeze blowing. Thankfully our backyard is in the shade of the house and we have a shade tree, so early morning is just about the perfect time to go outside.