Today I’ve detailed a day in the life of me (well, in the life of me and the boys and James haha! I’ve always been interested in how others spend their days… I am a person who loves routine and following to-do lists. I thrive on predictability in my day. I love knowing what is going to happen or who I am going to see/ what I am going to do. One of the funnest things I do in the week is fill out my calendar! Is that totally ridiculous? A normal day in the life of me (during summer break) goes as follows:
6.30 – 7.00am Ollie bounds into the room shouting “morning”, every morning, closely followed by Nate who says “morning” from behind his dummy! They climb in beside James and I, play the ipod and we all snooze a little more. James then gets ready and leaves for work.
8.30am We are normally still chilling out on the bed, chatting, playing etc. I then go and make the boys breakfast… though sometimes Ollie takes care of this. He LOVES cereal. I don’t have any breakfast.
9.00am I check my reader, twitter and facebook quickly and then do a tidy of downstairs…. dishes etc. I normally get a load of laundry on to wash too. When I’ve done my few chores we play together and have a relaxed morning.
10.00am I shower, dress, do my hair and then my makeup and then I dress the boys. I then tidy the bedroom and make my bed. Ollie and Nate play independently with lego, Minecraft, PS3 cars, drawing, chasing the dog… Ollie is so good these days at occupying Nate for me while I am otherwise engaged and he loves the responsibility.
11.00am Nate has a short nap.
12.30pm Once Nate wakes from his nap I make lunch for them both. This normally consists of toast and baked beans, omelette or anything with eggs…
1.00pm After lunch I decide what Ollie, Nate and I are going to do. Sometimes we meet friends for lunch, sometimes we wander around the shops and pick something up for dinner or sometimes we have a house day and play in the garden or go to the park or a walk around the forest.
3.15pm We arrive home from whatever we have been doing, Ollie and Nate kick off their shoes and settle on the sofa to watch some tv and have wind down time. I will change a load of laundry in the dryer etc and plan what to have for dinner.
4.30pm James arrives home and takes over the childcare while I make dinner.
5.00pm We have dinner together and then spend the rest of the evening playing, watching tv, chatting, going for a walk in the forest, to the playpark, getting ready for bed and clearing up the dinner things.
7.00pm Nate goes to bed first and once he is settled Ollie goes to bed!
7.15pm-? James and I normally relax together for the rest of the night until bedtime. We normally watch a movie together and have chocolate! I will blog, edit photos, catch up on emails and twitter etc or I’ll go for a run. Bedtime for us can be anything from 10.30-12!