A typical day for my family goes like this:
6:10 – The Milk Monkey stirs and my husband (as wonderful as he is) gets him from his crib and brings him into bed with us.
6:30 – The Princess awakes and promptly starts bugging the Professor who is still asleep.
7:00 – Daddy gets up and takes the whole gang downstairs while Mummy sleeps a bit.
8:30 – Everyone has eaten, Daddy starts work, Mummy gets going, the professor starts school.
9:30 – Daddy leaves for work and the Princess starts school.
9:45 – The Milk Monkey is hungry.
10:00 – The Milk Monkey is tired and goes for a nap.
10:05 – The Princess has to go to the bathroom…again.
10:10 – Mummy encourages the Professor for the 10th time to concentrate and do his work.
10:15 – Mummy explains to the Princess that correcting her is not the same as punishing and there’s no need to cry.
10:20 – Mummy catches the Princess as she leaps through the air with excitement about how much she loves doing school at home.
10:25 – The Milk Monkey is awake again, Mummy puts him in his high chair, he smiles as we sing songs about the sounds the letters make.
10:30 – Mummy tells the Professor to leave the baby alone and do his work.
10:40 – The Milk Monkey is bored, so Mummy gives him puffs to eat. He prefers dropping them on the floor.
11:00 – The Princess is finished school, Mummy encourages the Professor for the 20th time to concentrate on his work and get it done.
11:05 – Mummy steams some fruits or veggies to make baby food.
11:10 – Mummy starts work, the Milk Monkey goes in his jumperoo and the Princess plays upstairs while the Professor continues with his school work.
12:00 – Milk Monkey is hungry again.
12:05 – Mummy makes lunch.
12:15 – Mummy cleans up around the kitchen and finishes the baby food and feeds Milk Monkey.
12:30 – Mummy cleans up lunch and gets back to work.
1:00 – The Professor finishes school and it’s quiet reading time/nap time for everyone except Mummy (though she wishes it included her).
2:00 – 5:00 – Time is filled with games, crafts, playing, reading…mixed with work for Mummy, making dinner and various Milk Monkey needs.
5:30 – Dinner.
6:30 – Daddy gets home and takes over so Mummy can get work finished…hopefully before it gets too late at night.
7:30 – Bed for the kids.
It’s busy, sometimes even crazy and there’s usually a list at the end of the day of things I just didn’t get done. At times I feel like I’m just barely keeping my head above water but it’s all worth it in the end!