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.