A Day in the Life...
You might have noticed that I haven't been posting here as often as I used to. Since the kids have gone back to school I feel like I've been running around non-stop, I just haven't had the time or the energy to blog on a regular basis (especially when I also have a billion books to read and review).
Anyway, one recent Wednesday I decided to make a note of everything I did during the day and I thought it would be fun to share it here...
6.30am - wake up, toilet, teeth, help E on toilet.
6.45am - Z bottle
7am - wake T and N up, change Z's nappy and get her dressed
7.15am - sort school clothes into piles ready for wear
7.30am - make breakfast and lunch boxes for T and N
7.45am - mummy's coffee (and quick peek online) break
8am - wave T off (he's too grown up for a lift from mum) and get myself and E dressed
8.15am - drive N to school
8.45am - get home and make E and Z breakfast
9.20am - tackle the daily mountain of washing
10am - time for Z's nap, E plays quietly with her toys and I join her once I've finished any little jobs that need doing
10.45am - fold dry washing
11.15am - early lunch for E before preschool
11.30am - Z's lunch and nappy change
11.50am - get E ready for preschool
12.15pm - take E to preschool
12.40pm - co-op to do top-up shop and get cupcakes for flints birthday celebration
1.10pm - my lunch
1.40pm - mummy and Z's play time and another nappy change
2pm - empty the dishwasher
2.20pm - fold more dry washing
2.40pm - short coffee (and online) break
3pm - get ready to pick E up from preschool
3.30pm - preschool pick-up and meet N (she walks home on Wednesdays)
4pm - pick T up from after-school rugby club
4.30pm - cook and eat evening meal
5.30pm - early bath for E and Z
6pm - my parents arrive to babysit while I take N to her gymnastics club
7pm - N's gymnastics session begins while I sit (with a coffee) and watch in the spectator room - a blissfully quiet couple of hours for me!
9pm - gymnastics is finished and we head home
9.35pm - arrive home and relieve my parents from babysitting duties (Z is usually asleep and E very close to it)
9.50pm - head upstairs to get pyjamas on and put E to bed
10.10pm - brush teeth and get in bed to do a quick burst of reading
10.40pm onwards - fall asleep
Hubby was working away on this particular Wednesday so he wasn't around to help out (he's usually a big help with the kids) and this meant things were a little more manic than usual but this does give you an idea of a typical day for me.
Have you ever stopped to think about how much you squeeze into one day?
I challenge you to record your own 'day in the life'...