I really enjoyed reading Kenzie’s post about a day in their life. Even though we talk all the time, and end up filling each other in about our days it is interesting to see it broken down. Also, got me to thinking what the heck do we do all day?
Here is a day in the life….of us, a stay at home mommy and her two little ones (2 year old Adeline and 8.5 month old Simon)
A random Thursday.
6:45AM – Awoken by Daniel (he has the best intentions...) I couldn't go back to sleep so I look at my phone and see what I've missed (which is nothing, big surprise) and check emails.
7:30AM – I hear Simon talking and go into change his diaper and breastfeed him.
7:45Am – Daniel brings up Addie and gives her medicine (She's been fighting a cough/runny nose all week) then she watches Magic School Bus in our bed. Daniel leaves for work.
8:00AM – I hop in the shower while the kids play in Simon's room (with the gate up) since I can see them from the bathroom. They were playing so well, I was able to finish getting ready.8:30AM - We head to the kitchen for breakfast, Addie has half a bagel with cream cheese and a bowl of cheerios and milk. Simon snacks on some strawberry puffs.
While they’re eating I load the dish washer and run it. I walk back to our room to put a pair of socks on, 5 minutes later come back and realize I’m still not wearing socks. Instead I got distracted and made the bed, picked up our room and put a few clean clothes away. Go back to put socks on.
9:00AM – Come back and clean up from breakfast while Adeline draws on her chalkboard. We are working on a few sight words. She surprised me by standing there and pointing at the letters announcing each one.
9:15AM – My kid’s stink, literally they smell. Bath time. Get both kids naked and in the bath. Simon is all clean and is laying naked on the floor wrapped in a towel. Addie stages a protest on bath time ending, eventually all the water is drained, and I convince her we ran out of water.
10:00AM – Both kids are dressed and we’re playing in Addie’s room for a bit. I decided to start a load of laundry. The kids play with the empty laundry basket in the hall, so I finished cleaning the wall in the stairway. Adeline decided to draw a mural on it with orange crayon as she walked down the stairs (this happened the night before)
It’s 10:35AM and I've tried to sit down at my desk three times each time to be interrupted. Instead we built this tent.
Time to breastfeed Simon. I set Addie up to watch a show while I feed Simon and put him down for a nap. Flip through my phone while Simon eats, is is really only 1045AM? Okay, Simon is fed and asleep. I pick up a bit upstairs, and eat a cookie, cause I can!
I come back downstairs and sit at my desk to pay some bills and go through mail. Addie is finishing up her show.
11:15AM – I finish up at my desk and set Addie up with some stickers and coloring to work on next to me while I work on my computer.
11:40AM – Switch clothes from washer to dryer
12:00PM Lunchtime! Daniel will be home soon to eat with us. Keeping it real with chicken and cheese burritos and leftovers from last nights dinner.
12:45PM – We’re done with lunch and clean up and back downstairs to play.
1:15PM – Simon woke up so we go up and get him and I change both the kids diapers. (I’ve changed about 6 diapers so far today…) We go to the kitchen so Simon can eat his lunch (green beans)
1:45PM – Addie gets to watch a show for 15 minutes, while I breastfeed Simon. Addie goes down for her nap at 2:15PM (this is usually anytime between 2-3)
MOMMY TIME (with Simon) calls for a Gray’s Anatomy episode. Simon seems to be enjoying himself..
3:00PM – Start working on some sewing projects – 3:30PM half way done, but Simon’s biting at my ankles, like literally biting my ankles. Decide to breastfeed him a bit earlier than normal, cause I thought he would take a nap. Yeah, that didn't happen (Simon's nap) Both kids are up and we are back in the tent.
4:40PM – I finished my little sewing project
Time for afternoon snack upstairs. Addie’s enjoying some popcorn and Simon's
helping me really getting in the way as I unload the dishwasher.
4:50PM - Daniel is home from work and we get the kids ready and head to Aunt Kenzie and Uncle Adam’s house. They invited us for dinner, SCORE!!
We enjoyed some delicious sloppy joe’s and potato salad while the kid’s played. Addie ate very little, Simon was loving it though. Decided I would breastfeed him after dinner. This was a mistake. He still thought he was eating dinner and repeatedly bit me. OUCH! That feeding session went out the window, along with my nerve endings. Daniel tried to feed him some formula in a bottle, to no avail. So I tried breastfeeding again, and he ate.
We got back home about 8:30PM and Daniel put Addie to bed. Which consists of reading a few books and prayers (this is their nightly routine)
9:00PM I breastfeed Simon and put him to bed.
I finished picking up around the house and then Daniel humors me and we sit down to watch some TV (another gray’s anatomy episode, HAH!)
10:00PM – Head to bed!
Oh my word, you’re still reading? I applaud you! Hah. Thanks for taking the time to check out our day. Each day is different and some busier than others. This was a pretty relaxed day. We may not lead the most exciting life, but we are blessed and I am so thankful.