mornings in my own daycare center . daily life photoblogging

i swear, i feel that way sometimes.

the sheer fleet of ride on vehicles suggests a full enrollment at “camp sesame” and still it is not enough to entertain the twins.

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but what we have is well loved…even if it is just for a moment.

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i get asked a lot how i get it all done in a day…and how i get so many photos of my kids.

as you can see, i had the tv electronic teaching assistant working hard this morning.

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but really, the answer is (as i tell my class members) that the camera is never far away.

i don’t think it remembers what the inside of my camera bag looks like.

if it is out, it is easy to pick up and for every shot you see here, there are 40 that we have in the hard drive.

i take the photos and then get back to playing.

that is all the easy part…the taking the photos and the playing etc…

the hard part for me is keeping all the projects i have going

and booking shoots (intern, get an intern)
and finishing requests (again intern, get an intern)
and setting meetings (the twins don’t make good business meeting guests)
and returning emails (i have a lot of emails)
and chasing invoices (seriously, just pay me ok?)
and updating the portfolios (dear agent, i am really working on that one)
and washing and hanging diapers (i know, my fault)
and getting an intern (see above)

those are my weak spots.  everybody has an old chink in the armor…

i was writing everything down in a moleskin datebook, but it was too small to manage the whole family, so i got this awesome new planner from momAgenda…the chocolate brown one and it even says sesame ellis on the front. despite having a blackberry, i still have to record everything first on real paper with a real pen. it is my inner luddite.

but with an IT guy for a husband, the laptops are always open here.

so with a lot of coffee, my new momAgenda planner, some “lippie” as they say here and of course the D3, i get through the day.

i should get a shot of the contents of my bag. there are actually a few more things not mentioned here. take a photo of your essential daily stuff…i want to see what gets you through the day! link to the shot in the comments or better yet, link to a blog post that you do about your day.

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  • hayley - love it…what a day! looks like you have that same teaching device in your home as I do in ours!

    h x November 24, 2009 – 4:53 amReplyCancel

    • sesameellis - one upstairs (this is the playroom) and one downstairs in the family room. we love us some tv. November 24, 2009 – 5:16 amReplyCancel

  • DawnK - Toddler years, were back in 1990 and 1993. It's hard to remember now, how involved my days were, with kids. I'm sure it drove me nuts, too, though, not to be able to get everything done.
    November 24, 2009 – 5:17 amReplyCancel

  • Kelsey - What "electronic teaching device" shows do the twins like? We just found a great show lately that has been a hit; Word World. Yay for netflix! November 24, 2009 – 5:47 amReplyCancel

  • The Laundry Queen - I would LOVE to be your intern, but I don't suppose it would work very well long distance. Those types of relationships never do. Nuts. November 24, 2009 – 5:49 amReplyCancel

    • sesameellis - well, i did marry a man that was from a long distance relationship… November 24, 2009 – 7:05 amReplyCancel

  • @aimee_liz88 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/12384282@N03/4130393… =] You are one busy lady! I dont know how you do it! November 24, 2009 – 6:04 amReplyCancel

  • Cecilia - Tv is stealing my job these days (babysitting) Lol.
    you should have just said that you're supermom. that's what we all think anyway 🙂 November 24, 2009 – 6:42 amReplyCancel

  • Liz - I'd love to be your intern. I'm guessing I'd probably have to move down to Melbourne first, though! 🙂
    November 24, 2009 – 7:01 amReplyCancel

  • Emma - http://www.flickr.com/photos/kiwiozee/4130573124/ What gets me through the day / evening / night / double shift …… the thought that i have made a difference in at least one person's life …….. that and the nice soak in the tub when i eventually get home November 24, 2009 – 8:38 amReplyCancel

  • Andie - Thanks Rachel, now I know that I REALLY need to tidy up my bag any time soon! 😉
    Click: my bag November 24, 2009 – 5:09 pmReplyCancel

  • Kelly - just ordered the momagenda and it was on sale. woohoo November 24, 2009 – 5:45 pmReplyCancel

  • Liz - http://www.flickr.com/photos/34484279@N00/4130907… A hot steaming mug of tea and happy face biscuits. November 24, 2009 – 6:31 pmReplyCancel

  • Jane - Rach. Don't give all your secrets away. November 24, 2009 – 10:18 pmReplyCancel

  • Hayley - loved this post…inspired me to do a post on what gets me through the day and how I can do Little Pinwheel with two little ones http://littlepinwheel.blogspot.com/2009/11/how-do

    love your electronic teaching device!
    H x November 26, 2009 – 11:47 amReplyCancel

  • Stacey Woods - I loove the momAgenda. I need to order a new one while they're still on sale (hopefully). I've gone through 2 of them and adore them. Even with the e-calendars galore, you're right… nothing like putting a real pen to real paper first. Love it.

    To get through my day, I need a very large cup of coffee (spiked with chocolate), some upbeat music, and a kiss from each of my 3 sweeties. Repeat as needed. And that would be many times. The coffee too, not just the kisses. 😉 December 2, 2009 – 6:12 amReplyCancel

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