Friday, October 21, 2011

“I don’t even have time for my cat.”

Yesterday, another student told me that she doesn’t know how law students with kids manage to get everything done. As she put it, “I don’t even have time for my cat.”

Here’s what yesterday looked like for me:

6am: wake kids up for school. Put clothes in the washer.

Lay back down until they are ready, but usually end up checking fb, cuz you can’t get much sleeping done with 3 kids running around the house trying to get ready & asking you a million questions

7:15: drop them off at school

Go home, out clothes in dryer & start another load, eat breakfast, shower & get ready for class.

9-11: classes

Go home for lunch. Put clothes in the dryer. Put supper in slow cooker.

1-2:15: class

2:15: drive to kids’ school. Spend a few minutes going over notes for presentation.

2:45: get kids and break every traffic law to get back to class

3:05: arrive to class 5 minutes late

4:50: last class finally over

Drive home, finish dinner, check homework, put away the laundry (or at least get it to the right rooms, it can live in the basket for all I care)

All kids in bed by 9pm. Generally this is when my homework time starts. Didn’t happen yesterday. I also confess that I’ve been trying to fit in a trip to the library & walmart all week but have yet to find the time or energy.

I wonder what it’s like to go through law school without kids…