Wednesday, September 30, 2009

A Day in the Life

Thought I'd document an average day at our house. Every day of the week is different for us. Monday is often our appointment & errand day. Tuesdays and Fridays are our travel days (to and from our "2nd home" close to Greg's job) and Wednesdays and Thursdays and more relaxed (ha!) and more full-of-school days.

Here is our Tuesday for this week:

Before daylight Alan came and got in bed with me. He is my early riser. Thankfully, this morning he went back to sleep.

7:45 - I woke up. Alan was still sleeping. Unusual! Dale was already up (early for him) and reading a book. Not unusual.

8:00 - Breakfast for me (croissant w/cream cheese & orange marmalade) and Dale (cereal).

8:20 - Alan up, ate breakfast (croissant).

8:30 - Dale got dressed, made his bed, and started a load of laundry.

8:45 - Speech with Dale, memory verse box, couple of phone calls.

9:15 - Handwriting for Dale, shower for me, Alan played happily on his own. Naked, as a result of recent potty training habits.

9:30 - I got Alan dressed (he insisted on shoes, too!). Transferred laundry to dryer. Dale took a potty break from handwriting. I packed clothes for the week.

9:42 - Dale back to handwriting.

9:50 - Handwriting finally done. (This is why we usually use a timer and incentives!) I packed our food box & ice chest. Dale swept carport & front porch. I started more laundry.

10:00 - Gave Alan paper towel and windexed the front door for him to clean.

10:07 - Helped Alan choose something to do from toy closet.

10:15 - Bible lesson with Dale.

10:40 - Math

10:55 - Set Dale to sorting / folding / putting away clean laundry. With the timer!

11:10 - Gramps stopped by. Loaded the heavy stuff for me. :)

11:25 - Dale played online addition game, his prize for finishing laundry before timer went off.

11:40 - I put away laundry.

11:45 - Quick mid-day phone call from Greg.

11:50 - Lunch (leftover veggie soup)

12:00 - Alan played with playdough. Dale loaded dishwasher.

12:04 - Alan threw playdough ball he made into the empty soup pot. I cleaned it up, gave it back to him.

12:10 - Dale helped Alan play game on NickJr online. I packed.

12:30 - Put on my makeup. Dale vacuumed.

12:35 - Put more stuff into car. Washed remaining dishes. Gathered up odds and ends. Boys played.

1:30 - 3:00 - Driving.

3:00 - 4:00 - Sat outside for a little while. Too many mosquitoes! Did a few things on the computer. Should have taken 15 minutes. Took way longer for some reason.

4:00 - Snack with Alan. Dale out playing with friends.

4:15 - 4:30 - Alan and I wait outside for Daddy to come home.
5:00 - Unpacked. For as smooth and 'together' as my morning seemed, it is now I discovered I forgot our cereal (big deal at our house), towels (kind of important, ay?) and.... ALL of Dale's underwear. The only underwear here is what is on Dale body. Oh my. The pregnancy brain has officially set in.

5:15 - Started blueberry syrup to go with supper. Worked on Dale's new New Testament (highlighting key passages). Daddy and boys played outside.

5:45 - Dale ran in with skinned knees. Ran back out to play more with Daddy.

5:50 - Finished highlighting book of Mark. Started waffles.

6:15 - Guys came in, washed up, set table, and started on waffles.

6:20 - I joined with my waffles.

6:45 - Washed dishes, cleared table together. Realized we had forgotten to say blessing with our staggered supper start. Dale volunteered and said it right then.

7:00 - Did our own things together in living room: books, toys, internet.

7:30 - Shower for boys. Washed Dale's undies (with real detergent!) in shower with him. Hung them in window to dry. (They were in his drawer waiting when he went to get dressed this morning. Don't tell him... he doesn't know!)

8:15 - Boys tucked into bed. Greg and I spent an hour reading and interneting, separately and together. Went to bed.


momtofivekids said...

Thanks for sharing your day. Your boys are so cute!

Kristin said...

Wow. What a day! I'm worn out now! Haha.