may sound is cliche, but where does the time go?! It’s crazy to think that summer is over, A has already been in Pre-K for 3 weeks and E has been in KidsPlay (our church’s Mom’s Morning Out program) for 2 weeks! This new season of our lives has come with some adjusting (mainly mine) and we’ve had to learn how to rework our days. I’ve shared what my typical days looked like when I was working full-time and what my mornings were like when I first started being home full-time, so I thought I should share what these new days look like now that we have yet another new schedule to which we have to adapt.
Here’s an example of a typical Tuesday when E goes to KidsPlay. On Mondays, E stays home with me and has an early nap. I usually have to wake her up to pick up A and then we come home, put ballet clothes on, and race to their 3:30 ballet classes.
- 6:55 am: My alarm goes off. I hit snooze.
- 7:04 am: My alarm goes off again. I think about hitting snooze but clear all the notifications off my phone and block Instagram creepers who followed me overnight instead.
- 7:10 am: A makes her way downstairs and jumps in bed with me for some quick snuggles (one of the highlights of my day).
- 7:13 am: I force myself out of bed – mad that I didn’t get up 10 minutes earlier – and pour A some “Honey Bee Cereal” that she’ll eat while she watches something on YouTube.
- 7:18 am: I run upstairs to grab her some clothes for the day and remind her that she only has until the big hand is on the 6 to finish her breakfast. She continues to eat at a snail’s pace. On really good days she cries because it gets soggy.
- 7:23 am: I brush my teeth and throw on a hoodie and some yoga pants. Sometimes I actually wash my face, too, but mostly I don’t.
- 7:30 am: I call out to A to see if she’s finished. She’s not. I tell her to hurry up.
- 7:35 am: I wake E up if she isn’t up already, change her diaper (homegirl refuses to potty train), throw some clothes and shoes on her, put her hair up and glasses on, and hand her a cup of water.
- 7:40 am: I tell A to hurry up. She puts her shoes on.
- 7:45 am: We should be in the car right now but instead I’m fighting with A to brush her teeth. Then we do her hair while she fusses and complains. Then we brush E’s teeth.
- 7:52 am: Everyone get in the car as fast as humanly possible (school starts at 8:00). They take 10 years. I hand them both blueberry waffles in the backseat.
- 7:59 am: I pull into A’s school’s parking lot as fast as humanly possible and unload her. She cries and pulls my hair because she doesn’t want me to leave her. I drive away as fast as humanly possible.
- 8:15 am: We arrive at the church to drop E off and I walk her to her classroom. I pull out her breakfast and cup, hoping the workers will help her eat since she’d go days without eating if left to her own devices.
- 8:30 am: I sit in my car in the church parking lot surfing Instagram. I don’t know what to do with myself.
- 8:30 am-11:30 am: I run errands, go home to shower (maybe), and maybe even feed myself.
- 11:30 am: I leave to pick up E.
- 12:00 pm: Sweet reunion with E. We head home to have lunch. I debate whether I should try to put her down for a short nap I’ll have to wake her up from or try to keep her awake for a late nap after I pick A up at 2:30. The latter wins.
- 12:20 pm: We get home. I offer E 375,092,184,028 different lunch options. She refuses them all. I resort to YouTube. She eats but only if I shovel it in her mouth while she is entranced by Bob the Train.
- 1:00 pm: She finally finishes her lunch.
- 1:00-2:20 pm: I try to entertain her long enough to stay awake until it’s time to leave again.
- 2:20 pm: We leave to pick up A.
- 2:30 pm: Sweet reunion with A. I hand her a snack cup of water to enjoy in the backseat on the drive home.
- 2:35 pm: We get home. I put on a movie for A to watch while I put E down for her nap.
- 2:45-5:30 pm: A watches a movie and plays with her toys while I answer emails and catch up on blog work. E naps (sometimes I have to wake her if it gets too late). A bugs me for vitamins and snacks while complaining that she wants dinner. I dread making dinner.
- 5:45 pm: I start making dinner. Groan.
- 6:00 pm: Todd gets home from work.
- 6:30 pm: We eat together as a family. I do the dishes while Todd plays with the girls and gives them baths.
- 7:45 pm: We start the bedtime process.
- 8:30-8:45 pm: Kids in bed (sometimes later but this is the goal)
- 9:00 pm: I claim my spot on the couch, Todd puts on our Netflix binge du jour, and I start working on blog stuff.
- 12:00 – 2:30 am: I go to bed somewhere in this time frame.
My days probably aren’t much different than any mom’s these days. PS: I have to add that seeing my girls carry little backpacks gives me all the heart eyes.
What do your days look like during the school year? Tell me below!