Summer Morning Routine w/ SIX Kids

Summer Morning Routine w/ SIX Kids


[Captions by Mary V. at Y Translator]
Okay passengers. I want to do a morning routine for you. But, before I show you our morning, I have to show you our evening. So right now, it’s almost 8 o’clock in the evening. We just got done with breakfast. Dinner. We just got done with dinner, and the kids have
helped me do the kitchen., and so when I go to bed, I try to make sure everything’s
picked up as best as possible, so that our morning
is just a little smoother, and things aren’t perfect. There were a few things
on the counter there. I would prefer that by the way, but for the most part, the food’s put away, and there aren’t any dirty
dishes we’re gonna wake up to. I just do a little sweep
around the house, and kind of mentally
take in what needs to be done. So, like this, I can see that this room is kind of messy. I don’t want to do that right now. I’m really tired. I’m just taking mental notes
of what needs to be done. Okay? I’m looking here and I can see
a pile of laundry waiting to be folded, Chad’s bathroom looks awesome. Chad actually does a really good job
of keeping his bathroom cleaned up. Mental note what needs
to take place in here., we’ve got some laundry, and then now I’m gonna
go check the basement. Hey you guys! What you watchin’?>>A gymnastics movie.>>A gymnastics movie!>>Chad! How are you enjoying this?>>It’s really cheesy.>>He looks like he’s been
forced to sit and watch this.>>He was.>>Oh look dad’s home. I can see him out the window. Would you guys like a little ice
cream before we go to bed?>>Ice cream! Ice cream!>>[group chatter]>>Ice cream!>>Ice cream. And then we’re gonna go to bed. [Music]>>Okay Google. Set a timer for 2 a.m.>>All right, 2 a.m. That’s 4 hours, 8 minutes
and 32 seconds starting now.>>Four hours of sleep. I’ll get it while I can. Good night guys! [Music] [snore] [alarm beeping] [alarm beeping] My favorite part of the day. [Music] Yes! [Music]>>So every morning,
Kevin’s always the first one up. He gets ready for work. He’s home taking a shower right now. Chad gets up at 7:30, and goes to either football practice, or he goes to the gym, and then Julie gets up, and I take her in her friend
to swimming practice. And I’m still wearing my
retainer because I sleep with it in, and I haven’t gotten ready, and.. taken the retainer out.
>>You still have a lisp.>>I know. So I wake up with a lisp.>>And then I was sitting on these
concrete steps in front of the forest… >>Okay girls. These two girls are chatty chatty. They talked the whole time to practice.>>Yeah! And we’re late.>>Goodbye!>>Six minutes late.>>Bye!>>Love you girls! Love you, Julie. Okay, that might have been weird. I just told the neighbor girl I love her. Why not? I love her! All right, you guys, it’s 9:30 in the morning, and I’m starting
to hear a little kids get up. I think, I think Shari
and Chad are still sleeping. But I took the time to get myself ready. I’m learning how to do
eyeshadow and mascara again. Since I took my eyelashes off,
if you missed that video, my eyelashes are gone! And you’re welcome! Many of you have been
begging me to get rid of them, and I did, and it feels good. It just takes me a little bit more
time in the mornings to get ready, but it’s a good trade-off to
not having my eyes burn every morning, every day,
every minute of the day. So last night, the sweep that I made around the
house trying to take inventory of what needed to be done, here is where it comes in handy. I am going to sit down now, and make a list of what
everyone needs to do, so I feel like the house is in order. because when the house
is lived in by eight people, it gets messy really fast. It just takes 5 minutes of everyone
leaving something out of place for the house to feel like a wreck. But if we want the house
to feel peaceful and calm, then everybody has to get together and do their own jobs. [Music] I’ve learned to get really
specific when I write these lists because my expectations are
always different than the kids. I used to just put ‘vacuum the library,’ and then I’d get upset if
I found wrappers behind the desk. So now I write with detail. Vacuum the library, don’t forget to vacuum
behind the desk, under the couch, and, so I get really specific. So, it looks like a longer
list than it actually is. But, there’s no misunderstanding. You’re back from swimming practice. And you took a shower?>>Yeah.>>And all the kids are still sleeping? You’ve lived your whole day, and they still have yet to wake up. Um, why are you back in your pajamas?>>Because they’re so comfy
and I have no shorts.>>You have no clean clothes?>>I was waiting till I finished
my load of laundry to get changed.>>Okay. So your job today is going to be to
catch up on your own laundry.>>Do I have to fold
and put away other people’s?>>No. Just your own.>>Okay. My job is to do my load of laundry, because I haven’t done it
in a really long time. Okay. [Music] Look what I found! It’s my one dollar bill! I’m keeping it, even though it’s already mine. [Music] And my laundry is done.>>Okay, so every morning, I have to clean off pickle’s wheel because, of course, it gets gross. he’s nocturnal so he does all
his stuff at night. I rinse all the poop and nasty
stuff off in the tub. Don’t worry. I wash the tub when I’m done. So don’t freak out, and then I go and
I sprayed down with disinfectant so he’s not running through
his own poop the next night. [Music] Kids! Time to turn the TV off.>>I was only down here for a little while.>>Okay upstairs! Let’s get our work done. Come on! Okay, Russell, your job is to be Mom’s helper. That’s your job. What is the matter?>>Russell we all paid our
time being mom’s helper, It’s your turn.>>That’s the worst job you could get. Any job but Mom’s helper. I’ll do anything! [Music]>>Okay. I’m not really happy about morning chores, but I know if I don’t do it, I won’t be able to like
go play with friends or watch TV, So, I’ll do them. [Music]>>Our kids take baths at night. So in the morning, we just have to comb their hair.>>I don’t need to take a bath!>>Right. Because you
took one last night. Do you like taking baths?>>No. [Music]>>All right. Here’s your big pink sparkly bow.>>Whoa.>>Oh wow.>>Let me see.>>Okay, come here Eve.>>Now, it’s time for you to clean your bedroom.>>Not without Julie!>>No. Julie has her own chores. Your job is to clean up your room.>>Can Russell help me?>>Nope, Russell’s my helper. This is your one job. [Music]>>Be careful. She’s very special.>>I’ll be very gentle.>>All of them are girls. So… All of them are girls, so, they’re very special.>>Because boys aren’t special?>>All of them are special.>>Yeah, that’s what I thought. Eve asked me if I would stop ironing, so I could be a grandma for a little bit, and I said, absolutely!>>And her name is Ella.>>Ella! I like that! Hello Ella! We’re gonna be good friends? Playing grandma
is just as fun as playing mom. This is fun. I used to, this is,
this is how I played. This is how I played
when I was a little girl. Like, from the time I was old
enough to hold a baby, until I was like, ten? This is what I was doing. This was my form of play. So, we’re almost done with our chores. It’s about 11:30 in the, in the morning. It’s almost lunchtime. And, today was a late start. The kids didn’t get out of bed
until like 9:30 – 10:00 o’clock, so, we got a little bit late of a start. But as long as their chores are all done, and I try not to give them too
much they get done by noon, then afternoon,
they can do whatever they want. If they want to go play with friends, if they want to watch a movie, If they want to—>>Play games!>>Play games like, they can do whatever they want.
>>Video games.>>So, twice a week, we have
the cutest tutor come into our house. He’s our neighbor, and he’s really really great in math, and he tutors the kids. Your home! I didn’t know you were home.>>Yeah [inaudible] Kevin works from home sometimes, and I don’t know.>>Cute baby.>>Yeah! I’m being a grandma. Do wanna come sit by me and be a grandpa? We’re grandma and grandpa! We could do this! Do you want to be a grandpa with me? Being a grandma?>>I’m too young to be a grandpa. Sorry.>>It’s not that far away. So, I took a clip of the last time he came because he comes in the mornings, and that’s part of getting the work done is the kids have their summer school. So here’s what summer school
looks like for Julie and Abby. [Music]

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