Wake up at 5am (6am on weekends) and check sleep tracker. College Jenn would not believe how Mom Jenn can survive on such terrible sleep.

Wake up at 5am (6am on weekends!) and check sleep tracker. College Jenn would not believe how Mom Jenn can survive on such terrible sleep (5x awake and 16x restless).

Try to catch a few extra Z's by bringing the kids into our bed.

Try to catch a few extra Z’s by bringing the kids into our bed.

After getting up at 5am, take a shower, put last night's dishes away, feed the dog, make breakfast, get dressed, wake the kids up at 6am, get the kids dressed, teeth brushed, potty and out the door by 6:45am. Feel like you've run a marathon by 7am. Breakfast in the car!

Take a shower, put last night’s dishes away, feed the dog, make breakfast, do the dishes, get dressed, wake the kids up at 6am, get the kids dressed, teeth brushed, potty and out the door. Feel like you’ve run a marathon by 7am. Breakfast in the car! Half hour commute singing in the car with the girls.

Drop the kids off at school as quickly as possible without pushing them out of the car at the curb. Running late for work AGAIN.

Drop the kids off at school as quickly as possible without pushing them out of the car at the curb. Running late for work AGAIN.

Spend eight hours at a job I love having lots of grown up conversations. Choose when and where to eat lunch and who I want to eat it with. Eat lunch in complete silence if I choose.

Spend eight hours at a job I love having lots of grown up conversations. Choose when and where to eat lunch and who I want to eat it with. Eat lunch in complete silence if I choose.

Attempt to sign back on to work after picking the kids up at school. (Boss, If you’re reading, I promise all my WFH days don’t look like this!)

After fighting rush hour traffic one way and then back the other way, arrive home and make a completely unbalanced meal with yogurt as the main course.

Make a completely unbalanced meal with yogurt as the main course.

Gladly do dishes instead of be the parent that handles the violin practicing.

Gladly do dishes instead of be the parent that handles the violin practicing.

Dance party before bath time!

Dance party before bath time!

Snuggle time and bed for these two little monkeys.

Snuggle time and bed for these two little monkeys.

Finally, the kids are asleep. Make an attempt to have a coherent adult conversation not related to children (this is getting easier at least).

Finally, the kids are asleep. Make an attempt to have a coherent adult conversation not related to children (this is getting easier at least).

Aim for lights out at 10pm and fail miserably. Again.

Aim for lights out at 10pm and fail miserably. Time to do it all again tomorrow.