I’ve been reading a lot of posts lately where moms give a run down of what a typical day is like for them. It’s kind of fun to get a window into someone else’s typical day…although sometimes it makes me feel awfully unproductive and lazy by comparison. So I thought I’d blog about my typical day, just in case there’s anyone out there dying to know just how very very exciting my life is. So here’s a typical Monday in my life –
6:30 – Larry’s alarm goes off. We both ignore it. Since he uses a hymn playing as his alarm, I don’t even notice it anymore; it just becomes the soundtrack to whatever I’m dreaming. My alarm is CC. Unfortunately he doesn’t have a snooze button.
7:00 – I hear the little voice from the other room. I get up, use the bathroom, throw on my bathrobe, and go to the kitchen to prepare his morning milk. (Normally, this is Larry’s job so that I can get 5 min of extra sleep, but since he’s in the shower, I get to greet CC this morning.) I go into CC’s room, change his diaper and take off his jammies. We walk over to the potty and I read him a book while he sits and pees. (Yes, potty training has officially begun!) I put underwear and clothes on him and read him another book on the couch.
7:15 – Larry takes over reading to CC and I go and attack the mound of dirty dishes in the kitchen. I have no problem with leaving dirty dishes overnight, but I can’t bear to see them in the morning, so sadly, dishes are one of the first things I do in the morning. I boil water for my morning tea and pop in some bagels for breakfast.
7:30 – The three of us sit down for breakfast. CC will always choose a CD to listen to during breakfast and today it’s Sesame Street’s, “The Bird is the Word.” Larry finishes getting ready and is out by 8.
8:10 – CC seems content to sit in his high chair and take apart his bagel, so I go sit in the living room and try to grab some personal morning time with the Lord. I pray over some verses, but it’s a little hard to concentrate when you have big bird singing in the background.
8:25 – I put on my contacts, brush my teeth and wash my face and change into my yoga clothes. I change CC’s clothes again too because he poured water all over himself in the high chair, we do some more potty time, I pack a lunch and snacks for CC.
9:30 – We head out for our walk to the Y.
10:00 – After dropping CC off at Chidwatch, I go to the intermediate yoga class. My favorite part is the last 5 minutes when we lie down in corpse pose.
11:45 – After yoga, I take CC to the kindergym at the Y for a little bit. I bump into fellow mom friend and we chat while the kids play. Then we all walk home together.
12:45 – We get home and I put CC down for his nap. I grab some lunch for myself while checking email and facebook. Then shower time.
1:45 – I read my daily chapter from the Bible and a message from the Life-study of 1 Thessalonians.
2:30 – More dirty dishes. Pick up the stuff strewn all over the living room. Fold laundry while watching this 20 min TED talk.
3:15 – CC wakes up from his nap. We do more potty time. This week I decided to start a preschool homeschooling curriculum I found online called Letter of the Week. The theme for this week is cows, so CC and I read some books about cows that I got from the library. I teach him the sign for cow and the Chinese word for cow and the vocabulary word for the week: calf. We crawl around mooing like cows and then he colors a picture of cows that I’ve printed out.
4:00 – A mom I recently met at the library/park texts me and asks if we’d like to come over and play. She lives just around the corner so I get CC ready and we walk over. While the kids play, we chat over some tea and get to know each other since this is first time we’ve been able to have an extended conversation. She’s from Hungary and her husband’s from France. Before leaving, she offers to have Larry and me over sometime for some real ghoulash. Sounds good to me!
5:45 – We get home and I scramble to get dinner ready while Larry reads CC more cow books. We have turkey burgers and green beans. I tell CC that the green beans are green French Fries.
7:15 – Bath time. Larry gets ready to leave for his evening meeting. I get CC ready for bed and he’s down by 8.
8:15 – I put away leftovers from dinner and pile the dirty dishes in the sink. I sit down to write this post which has taken much longer than I anticipated.
9:45 – Get ready for bed and curl up with my latest book from the library. I’ll try to stay awake until Larry comes home, but it probably won’t happen.
These pictures of CC on the potty aren’t from today, but I just wanted to post them anyway.