My day as a working mum... in GIFs

Wake up, look at the clock and wish I could stay in bed longer:


Husband leaves at 5:45 AM, toddler wakes up at 5:46 AM:


Give myself a quick pep talk, Hunger Games style:


Spend the next hour and a half entertaining said toddler and somehow trying to get dressed and make my lunch. There’s usually a lot of this:


With me doing this:


Cause taking 5 minutes to get my shit together makes my toddler feel like this:


Then when it’s finally time to head to daycare I’m like:


I wish the drive to daycare was more like this:



But in reality, I’m asked a million questions that always start with the word WHY:


Get to daycare, drop her off, pull out of the driveway and I’m like:


Head to work. I’m really lucky to have a job I enjoy. Most days this is me:


Then when it’s time to leave and pick her up I get excited because I miss her. Drive back to daycare and hope when we see each other it will be like this:


But it’s pretty much always like this:


And I have to practically do this to get her to go with me into the car:


Which once again results in this:



But usually once we are in the car for a few minutes she gets like this:


Then we get home and she sees daddy and gets crazy excited like this:


And is all like this towards mama:


Then we play for a while till it’s dinner time. Sometimes I’m just so in awe of how cool she is and how fast she’s growing up that I stare at her like this:


Then we sit down for dinner and she’s all like this about her food:


And we have to be super encouraging for her to get a full dinner in:


But all she really wants to do is this:



After dinner comes my favorite part of the day. Snuggles on the couch before bedtime:


Then when it’s time to brush teeth and get pj’s on she’s all like:


When we tuck her into bed and shut her door, both the hubz and I are like:


And then the hubs does this:


While I’m all about this:


And then we get up the next day to do it all again and wouldn’t have it any other way! I love my little family so much that I feel like this:


This post originally appeared on CT Working Moms and has been republished with full permission.

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