Sometime before 6am – our 5 year old will arrive and announce it is morning – usually he can be persuaded to return to his own bed for a while longer
6.50am – alarm goes off – but always awake before then (see above)
7am – make kids sandwiches for their packed lunches – 2 ham, 1 grated cheese, 2 cut in triangles and 1 in squares! Kids come down once they are dressed and get breakfast and pack the rest of their pack lunches.
7.30 – 8.25am – shower, dress, remind son multiple times to brush his teeth , I also tidy kitchen, do some laundry
8.30 – 9 am – school run
9 – 10 am – do any errands that need done (or “do some messages” as we say here)
10 – 12 noon - most mornings try to make jewellery but make exceptions some mornings if I get a better offer – coffee invites, walking with friends or maybe even some retail therapy.
12 to 1.30pm - have lunch. Start preparing dinner of I can. Catch up on blog writing and reading.
1.45pm leave house for first school pick up.
2.10 to 2.50 pm supervise 5 year old’s homework, snack and reading
2.50pm - leave to collect 2 daughters at 3 and 3.30pm respectively
Home 3.40 – home again! housework, homework help if required and make dinner (some days there will also be swimming lessons, choir, piano or drama)
Dinner 5.30 – 6.30pm – Husband usually home by 5.30 even when “on-call”
7pm – youngest to bed (phew!)
after that – More help with homework if required, and probably some
nagging gentle reminding about piano or flute practice
May be girls brigade, boys brigade, drama or youthclub drop offs and collections to do
8.30 onwards – daughters to bed
8.30 – 10.30 work on laptop/watch tv with George the cat snuggled as close to me as he possibly can
11ish – bed
So – how does this differ from a day in your life?
This post is part of a challenge to blog daily for a month with different prompts each day. You can see links to the other participants here, and you are welcome to play along at any time.
I am posting this after meeting up with the lovely Elizabeth and her husband, who are in Belfast tonight as part of their Irish vacation. We had a delicious meal at Made in Belfast,
(it describes itself as a Restolounge – cool, homely and eclectic – which sums it up perfectly) some great “craic” and also swapped some gifts.
I was given a beautiful candle for my made over bathroom/cloakroom (powder room?) and my kids will be delighted with the bag of American candy Elizabeth brought for them.
Photo of Elizabeth and I may follow if she sends me a copy (hint, hint)! My photos were not a success!
My husband was “on call” for the hospital this evening, and but was not called into work until 5 MINUTES after we got home to relieve the babysitter!