What is a typical day like for you?
It varies for me, but the main word to describe a typical day for me is: multi tasking.
I spend 95% of my day multitasking and juggling tasks, babies and thoughts. I really need a clone of myself to do everything I want and need to do, but I guess no one has figured out how to safely accomplish that. So much for living in the year 2021.
The biggest challenge when multitasking, of course, has to do with parenting. My oldest (Yani) is 12 months and my youngest (Koko) is 7 weeks, so they both still heavily depend on me for their basic needs.
And sometimes, they both want 100% of me at the EXACT…SAME…TIME.
Then comes the challenge of reconciling the thought of “choosing” one over the other in terms of prioritizing needs. Thankfully I have two arms.
I cook/prepare Yani’s breakfast while Koko is taking a morning nap.
Koko wakes up from the morning nap earlier than I expected so I facilitate Yani eating breakfast while holding Koko or feeding her a bottle.
I burp Koko while playing and interacting with Yani.
Diaper changes and bottle making happen while Koko cries because she wants to be held.
Yani circles the kitchen singing while I make lunch.
I’m typing this blog while rocking Koko to sleep.
You see a theme, yet?
Ultimately, I remind myself while I’m bouncing back and forth between babies that their needs are being met even when they have to wait their turn.
Sometimes my home feels like a circus so I guess its only fitting that I’m getting so good at juggling (tasks, babies…get it?)
If you want to see a glimpse into this kind of day, go to my Youtube channel (Life with Laketra) and watch my latest video. Link down below!