Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A {school} day in the life...

In 3 days my kiddos will be done with preschool (Addi, for good. I might cry.) and we'll begin the lazy days of summer yet again.  I can't wait.  Let me say that again.  I CAN'T WAIT. Without a doubt, the arguing, pestering, and mom-I'm-bored's will arrive promptly on Monday morning. I'm being proactive this year and coming up with a daily schedule, a few delegated chores, and a list of boredom busters. And before the memories of busy mornings and jam-packed days escape me, I wanted to take a minute to write out what our typical weekday looks like around here during the preschool year.  I do realize that one day, not long from now, I will look back on this post and thing, "Awww.  Those were the days." But for now? I'm over it.  Over the rushing. Over the tired mornings. Over loading kids in and out of the van. Over hurried lunches and snacks on the go. Over early bedtimes. I long for lazy mornings, lunches on the deck, the smell of sweaty kids, popsicles on the porch, afternoons at the pool, and late evenings at the ballpark.

Goodbye old school schedule.

5:00 - 5:15am: I'm up and at 'em. Ready for coffee.

5:15 - 6:00am: Get caught up on work and emails.

6:00 - 6:45am: Run/workout OR work/blog hop, depends on the day/weather.

6:45 - 7:00am: More work for me. J leaves for school

7:15 - 7:45am: Shower/get ready for the day. Kids are starting to wake up and make their way down to the couch for cartoons.

7:45am: Start a load of laundry. Get A, E, and C dressed and ready for school.

8:00am: Breakfast

8:15am: Get Kaiah up, fed, and dressed.

8:30am: Catch up on work.

8:40am: Throw laundry into dryer.

8:45am: In the van, off to school.

9:10am: Home from preschool drop-off.

9:10 - 11:00am: Work, play, clean, fold clothes, run errands, snack for kids, open gym, storytime at the library, etc. Kaiah nap.

11:00 - 11:30am: Preschool pick-up.

11:40am: Home from preschool.

11:40am -12:00pm: Get caught up on work, kids play.

12:00pm: Prepare lunch.

12:15 - 12:45pm: Kids eat lunch.  I work, fold/put away laundry.

12:45pm: A, E, C down for naps/quiet time. Feed Kaiah.

1:00 - 2:30pm: Kaiah nap. Lunch and work for me!

2:30 - 3:00pm: Kids up from naps, snacks, play. More work for me.

3:00 - 4:30pm: Kids play. I finish my work for the day. {Wednesdays: Little Cherubs for A & E.}

4:30pm: Feed Kaiah.

4:45 - 5:30pm: Play outside, arts & crafts, etc. {Wednesdays: gymnastics for A}

5:30 - 6:00pm: Prepare dinner.

6:00 - 6:45pm: Dinner. {Wednesdays: gymnastics for C}

6:45 - 7:15pm: Read, play, TV, hang out, pick-up living room.

7:15 - 8:00pm: Baths, books, bed for A, E, and C. Feed Kaiah.

8:15pm: Kaiah to bed.

8:15 - 9:00pm: Clean, pick-up, empty dishwasher, hang with my hubby, TV, prepare for the next day.

9:00 - 10:00pm: Read/watch TV in bed.

10:00pm: Thank God for another good (but exhausting day!). Sweet dreams for me.

Hello, new summer schedule! We've missed you.



Anonymous said...

Wow! You accomplish a lot of amazing things during a typical day!! When you say 'work'... Do you work from home in addition to raising your sweet babies?

Joanna said...

Wow! {just like the first commenter} You are one busy momma! I am so thankful school is out on Friday for Summer but sad to see my kids growing up.

Jon & Jennifer said...

You look fabulous the workout and/or blogging is really paying off!! :)

chandra said...

Miss, you made me tired just reading the schedule! BTW- you look AWESOME! Way to go girl!
I, too, am looking forward to the lazy days of summer!


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