My dear friend, Kim, over at The Child, asked that I write a post about my typical day as a NY mom. Here is how Monday goes at my house.
6:00 a.m. My husband and I wake up. We wake up our 12 year old son. Grumbling, he goes off to the shower.
6:15 a.m. I make breakfast for my husband. Nothing too complicated, cheerios, banana, toast and juice. I get the lunches ready for my two oldest sons.
6:30 a.m My husband heads for the shower. I'll probably iron a shirt for him. My other two boys usually wake up by now. I'll make them waffles. That's all they will eat in the morning.
6:45 a.m. I'll give my oldest son something for breakfast. It can vary depending on what he wants. Lately, he will pick something out for himself. I just make sure that it's something decent.
7:00 a.m. I pack my oldest son's lunch in his backpack. Check to see if there are any school papers that need to be signed. He forgets to tell me the night before.
7:10 a.m. My oldest son goes up the block to the school bus. Another mom walks along to make sure that the older boys get on the bus.
7:15 a.m. Time to check in with my second son. He moves along slowly in the morning. He is a picky eater so I'll ask him if he wants more food. The kitchen is always open around here.
7:30 a.m. I'll check my second son's backpack to see if it has everything. Maybe I'll quiz him in case he has a test. I'll make sure he brushes his teeth.
7:45 a.m. We pack into the van to go to the bus stop or possibly we'll walk. It all depends on whether my three year old is cooperative about walking:)
8:00 a.m. My second son jumps on the bus. We return home to play and do kindergarten homework.
8:30 a.m. I'll probably have a little breakfast and maybe post on my blog.
9 a.m. - 11 a.m. housework, outside play, laundry, reading to the kids, maybe run errands
11:15 a.m. I'll give my kindergartner lunch and check his backpack.
11:45 a.m. We leave to bring my kindergartner to the bus stop. He gets on at noon.
12:15 p.m. - 2:10 p.m. more housework, laundry, hopefully lunch, supermarket, play time with my 3 year old daughter
2:20 p.m. Watch as my oldest son gets off the bus and walks down the block.
3:00 Pick up my second son from the bus.
3:30 Pick up my third son from the bus.
3:45 - 4:15 homework and snack time, check blogs
4:30-6:00 We're at the soccer field for practice.
6:30 - 7:00 Some kind of dinner.
7:15 p.m. possibly more homework, studying
7:30 showers and baths
8:00 bed time for the younger ones, reading and cuddling
8:30 older ones have to end any video game/play time and get ready for bed
9:00 older ones are in bed
9:15-11 p.m. I'm cleaning up the house, doing the dishes, folding laundry, doing paperwork.
11:30 I crash into bed and read my book until midnight.
Midnight - hopefully I'm asleep:)
Sorry that was so long!!!