I was recently interviewed by friend Corri from Glitter and Bubbles as a Rad Mom. In the interview one of the questions she asked me was, “Give us a glimpse into the timeline of an average day from the time you wakeup until you go to bed.”
I was completely trumped by this question because my instinctive response was “It’s complete chaos until one of us falls asleep.” And that used to be true, but it’s not anymore, and it was a great reminder to wake up everyday and be grateful for where my family is now and to make the most of it. Ever since this interview and making this schedule I noticed we have had easier and happier days together.
An average day for us at home looks like this:
8:00-8:30 Wake Up
8:30-9:30 Breakfast for Lila (yogurt and fruit) while she watches Elmo or Sofia the First. During this hour I do most of my daily workload.
9:30-10:30 I do circuits of walking/jogging/sprinting with Lila in the jogger
10:30-11:30 Lunchtime. We will either stop by the market on our jog and get fresh fish or chicken, if not we keep a well stocked fridge of choices.
11:30-12:30 I give Lila an after lunch bath and get her into jammies.
12:30 – 3:30 *ideally* Lila takes a nap while I do computer work finishing anything that didn’t get done in the morning.
3:30 – 5:30 Afternoon walk and outdoor play.
5:30 – 6:30 Dinnertime. I make dinner while Lila plays with her toys and a show plays, then we eat dinner together.
6:30 – 7:30 Playtime in Lila’s room.
7:30 – 8:30 I give Lila a bath, put her jammies, and get her to sleep for the night.
8:30 – 10:30 During this time I catch up on any work I wasn’t able to get done during nap time, and this is when my husband gets home from work. Once he gets home we have our nightly “Netflix & Snacks” and catch each either up on our days.