06 December 2010

My day

They say one of the important things to do with kids is create a schedule. Little did I know that my daughters schedule would dictate my life. Heres a average week day in my life:

5am: alarm goes off. They allows me 2 options, wake up or BS in bed and think about life for 30min. Usually I BS in bed.

5:30am: I wake Baby up. This begins a "who can get dressed the fastest" game. I don't care who wins as long as she is dressed lol

6am: breakfast, not for me but for the baby. I can't eat that early it throws my system off.

6:15am: Hair, unless her hair magically surived the day before or somebody else put it into a style that I can't duplicate I redo her hair.

6:30am: leave house.

6:40am: aftercare dropoff (it's still dark outside)

7:30am - 4pm: A little place I like to call the corner.

5pm - aftercare Pickup (it's dark out, in the winter I don't really see her while the sun is out)

5:10pm - 6pm: cook/eat dinner

6pm - 7pm: homework/play time, depends on if baby finished her homework at aftercare or not

7pm: bathtime

7:30: bedtime

The rest of the night consists of laying out the next days clothes, packing lunch, excerising and watching sports. Its all really repetive and while I like order and things to happen on schedule it gets SUPER boring lol. Thing is if I change the schedule nothing else works. When LMS was taking tennis classes it was a rush to get her to bed by 8 and if she's not sleep by then waking up in the morning is a pain. The whole thing is like a row of dominios.

Biggest problem with this schedule is the weekend. Since the baby is used to the schedule she is wide awake at 6am and worn out by 7pm. This means I don't really stay out late or get to sleep in. I've taught her how to go get her own breakfast on the weekends though because there is no way I'm getting out of bed before 8am on a saturday unless it involes money or fishing.


Alovelydai said...

Every weekend when Dood jumps in the bed between 6-7am I look at the hubby & say, "So this is my life huh?" Then we both negotiate breakfast in "5 more minutes...(or 10)"

You're so right. Anything off schedule or out of the ordinary is highlight in our home. Last night it was a firetruck speeding through our quiet suburb. *yawnnnnnn*

chele said...

Welcome to the wonderful world of single parenting!!! Not very exciting but oddly comforting.

Ieisha said...

I do wish we could reprogram them for the wknd. Keep them up Friday night until 10pm so they wouldn't wake up until 9am. Wishful thinking, I know.

I've got this grandiose idea for helping Buddha get his own breakfast soon.

Sha Boogie said...

Your evening schedule looks a lot like mine, ahhh the life of a parent! I cherish the hours after bed time.

Monique said...

You're daughter is in bed by 7:30, my little busy body isn't sleep until 8:30. But trust and believe those little two year old eyes pop open at 5:30am EVERY DAY and he's saying "Mommy I eat". LOL

A routine is good. You are doing a great job and I'm sure she's appreciates the structure.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Can I comfort you with the fact that it won't be this way forever! They do grow up. They do become independent and then you wonder what to do with all of the dayum time! *LOL*

K. Rock said...

Looks almost exactly like my schedule. I have complained about the monontony many times too. I do agree about teaching her to get he own breakfast on the weekends though. They gotta do something!!

Redbonegirl97 said...

My kids know not to dare wake me on the weekend. They are much older than your daughter so they can do breakfast and lunch on their own. I get up at 5:30 so I know that well. I have a mom to take to work, 2 get on a bus and then another I have to drive to school. The life of a parent.

Peace, Love and Chocolate

Thoughtsofsoutherngal said...

O is a soldier on the weekends. I let him stay up longer on the weekends so he won't get up so early. Some days it works and some mornings he gets up too early for me whining about he's hungry. Parenting never stops.

Full time work hours need to be decreased or cut from 5 days to 4 days. We spend the majority of our time when we aren't sleeping during the week at work.

Ms. Behaving said...

Damn at having to start your day @ 5:30 am...The ONLY thing I wanna be doing at that hour is turning over. LOL

But yea...my hat goes off to ya!!!!