I figure, why not play show and tell of how our days typically go? This is from Tuesday, March 1st. It was a pretty busy day. Plus, it will show me that I actually accomplish things during the week.
3:15am – LJ wakes up. He keeps getting stuck in the corner of his crib and gets incredibly pissed about this. Nurse him, back to bed for both of us.
7:03am – LJ and I are up for the day. Nurse him and get some coffee going, because #kids.
7:43am – S is awake for the day. Grab clothes for both kids, bring her downstairs and get her some milk while she watches a show.
8:15am – Sneak upstairs and get myself dressed while the kids are entertaining themselves.
8:22am – Get both kids dressed, put together some breakfast for S and toss LJ in the jumperoo because he pretty much begs to go into it daily.
8:58am – Gather everything needed for preschool, put some makeup on and curl my hair since both kids are cooperating. Pack up the truck so we can just hop in and go when everyone is ready.
9:17am – Everyone is in the car and we head to preschool to drop off S. Unfortunately it’s not the ‘drop off’ type of school, we all need to get out of the car for drop off and pick up.
9:39am – Drop off successful.
9:53am – Take the truck to the car wash. I couldn’t take the salt, snow and slush all over it anymore. Plus, a clean truck literally makes my whole day. I get so happy.
10:15am – Head back to the house. LJ slept through the car wash so I came home, cleaned out the truck, went inside and broke down the 17 Amazon boxes piled in front of our door. Amazon will absolutely be the reason we can’t pay the mortgage. Oops. Cleaned up the living room, turned on the dishwasher, and headed back out.
10:34am – Arrive at the post office to drop off a couple packages that need to be returned.
10:47am – Arrive at the UPS Store to drop off another package that needed to be returned. I swear these errands go light years quicker without a three year old to unload/load back in the car each time.
10:50am – Sit on Instagram in parking lot. Post a picture. Post link to new blog post about PPD on Facebook.
10:53am – Hop on the freeway and head back to preschool to pick up S. If LJ sleeps the whole time, I head to preschool early to nurse him in the parking lot. Keeps everyone full and happy. *I also grabbed snacks at the house for the park after preschool, S had no idea we were going*
11:35am – Grab S and head to the park to meet friends! This was my first time wearing LJ in the Ergo and he loved every second of it, and so did I! We’ve been trying for so long to make him love it but his legs were so short and he was uncomfortable.
12-2pm – Played at the playground, fed LJ and had some mommy time. It’s so nice to talk to someone over 3ft tall for once 😉
2:20pm – Got home, unloaded the kids and truck and then just hung out. We had been on the go since 9:15 so a break to just relax at home was needed.
2:30pm – Grabbed ingredients and made some macaroni and cheese for us to eat, and grabbed LJ a bottle to have while i ate.
*This three hour gap is a complete blur. I can tell you that the house was a wreck and LJ didn’t nap at all so I had my hands full until…
5:30pm – Daddy is home! S can’t even control herself when he gets home. She runs and attacks him at the door and then gets a shot of adrenaline until bed time.
6:10pm – We had a pretty late lunch so all S wanted for dinner was toast. When she was finished, it was bath time.
6:45pm – Pj’s for everyone! Bed time at our house is strict, and for good reason. Did you see anywhere above that I listed that either child napped? (Besides LJ napping during errands in the early morning) Exactly. So early bed times for everyone. I don’t mess around.
7:10pm – Both kids are upstairs asleep. Hallelujah 🙌 Both my husband and I (though it’s sometimes just my husband) clean up the whirlwind of toys and baby things covering our main level.
7:30pm – Turn on reruns of Last Man Standing and eat Trader Joe’s Speculoos Crunchy Cookie Butter with a spoon. Thank goodness for burning calories while nursing!
9pm – Go upstairs and pump so I can sleep comfortably and freeze the milk. We’re currently going through some trial runs of supplementing and seeing if LJ can continue tolerating my milk, or if I need to wean completely. I’ll go into that in another blog post.
And that was our day!
It’s usually not very busy, but days that S goes to preschool are the days that I jam pack my errands into the morning because it’s way easier to accomplish things with only one child. Are these posts fun to read? Should I do them more? Let me know!