I did...then I had two kids. I feel like I spend my life in the kitchen. I'm never NOT there.
- When I get up in the morning the first thing I do is make breakfast for myself and the kids.
- I clean up breakfast.
- I finish making their lunches and my lunches. Even if I have made lunches the night before there's still filling up water bottles, putting lunches in backpacks, etc.
- If there's time I load the dishwasher.
- When I get home I make a snack for the kids.
- The kids unload their backpacks but I put all the Tupperware into the dishwasher.
- I look in their lunch boxes and see, once again, a clean napkin. Does anyone else wonder how many days a child can go without using the napkin in his/her lunchbox?
- I clean up snack.
- It's usually about 4:00ish by now. At about 5:00 or 5:15 I start making dinner.
- Dinner is ready at 6:00. We eat and then I clean up from dinner.
- After the kids are in bed I collapse on the couch for an hour or so and about 9:00 or 10:00 p.m. I start making lunches again for the next day.
- There are other kitchen chores such as loading and unloading the dishwasher, putting away the groceries, washing the refrigerator shelves, rearranging our always over-stuffed freezer, baking with the kids, sweeping, mopping, washing the counters, cleaning the sink, and the never-ending quest to find the Tupperware lid that goes to the Tupperware that has no lid.
I have a friend with eight children. I really wonder how she ever leaves the kitchen.
I cannot wait until my kids are teenagers. I'll be broke from the grocery bills but at least they'll live on microwaveable pizza that they can make themselves.