Do you remember WAY back when the weather was cold, no arctic? Way back in January we rolled out a Day In The Life Link Up. It was fun to see how other moms and dads survived the winter. Now that the weather is warm, and kids are out of school, we thought “let’s do it again”. Be sure to browse all the other amazing posts down in the link up!
It’s 6:02 and the alarm goes off, I roll over and hit the snooze button. I know that the snooze is 8 minutes so I can hit it twice before I start getting into the typical morning prep time. I’m pretty luckily that my munchkins are sleepers. That means that I have a half hour to get ready by myself. What’s funny about this is that my little man knows that Scott gets up way before I do (at 5) and so often times he creeps in to cuddle with me before the day starts. I love this kid!
After I’m ready, I head downstairs to pack lunches for the two kids and I. I also start waking the kids and get them fed and out the door by 7:30 Thank goodness for Sunday food prep. Packing lunches are easy when all I have to do is grab the containers out of the fridge.
Once I drop the kids off, I head to work. During the daytime, I look NOTHING like what you normally see. I have a corporate day job. I spend most of my day on the phone or sending emails. I counted today. I sent 56 emails and read 123. Yeah.
Around 5 or so, I head home to meet Scott and the kids. My first order of business is to get my kids their post school snack. Milk, one fruit, one vegetable and gold fish is usually what get served. Then we either head to the gym or do some at-home workouts or a run. Tonight was a run followed by a Panera run for dinner.
After dinner, the kids get baths and then we cuddle, play and read books. Mini E has been on a tear lately. She goes to bed first but requires this series of 6 books. Her topics of choice are babies, animals, and potty training. I try to negotiate down to four but she’s a tough negotiator and who am I to deter a girls thirst for books?! It’s time consuming but well worth it.
E gets to stay up a little later. He is my little sensitive kid and loves his alone time with mommy and daddy. We talk about his day, what he did and read a couple books too. His books of choice usually involve trucks, trains or space.
By 9:30 the kids are asleep, I’ve showered and finally sitting down to relax with a little TV and blogging. I try to answer emails from the day and get our schedules aligned. By 10:30 I’m ready to head to bed but if I accidentally catch some TMZ, I usually get sucked in and don’t get to bed till 11.
Before heading to bed, I try to write a little something each of the kids memory books that sit by my bed. I’ve been doing this for a year now and I hope they enjoy them when they grow up. I write down a little story from the day or something cute they did. I suck at keeping their baby books up to date so this is my compromise.
Well there it is. That’s it. It’s not glamorous but it’s my life and I love every minute of it.
How does it compare to your day? What’s the best part of your day?