6:00am I woke up and checked Facebook (yes, I know I have a problem). Then I got my butt out of bed, got the coffee going. While it brewed, I went to the basement to throw in a load of laundry and scoop the litter boxes. Can you handle the glam? I poured my coffee and washed the dishes. This isn't the norm. I can probably count, on my fingers, the number of times that we've done so. Anywho, dishes were done and I got a quick shower.
7:00am I hung the laundry to dry in the basement, threw in another load, and got myself another cup of coffee.
7:30am The girls woke and Steve helped them go to the bathroom, while I made their breakfast. I sat down with Clarissa and Veronica to have breakfast. They had me cracking up. Clarissa called a piece of dried mango her giraffe. V called her's a tiger. They proceeded to pretend that their bunches of grapes were "snorts." They put their giraffe and tiger on the snorts and told me an elaborate story about how they needed to fix the road, to they could go to the park.
|just hanging out, sitting on a large, stuffed shark|
8:00am I published a blog post, then cleaned up the girls and the kitchen, post-breakfast.
9:00am I got the girls and myself ready and headed out of the house for story time at a local toy store.
10:00am We listened to stories, did an art project, and played with the toy trains with our friends Emma and April.
|getting the mail and checking out the snow|
11:30am Our lovely morning fell apart, the minute we got home. There was fighting over who got which pieces of mail. There was whining about watching Charlie Brown Christmas.
12:00pm The crabbing continued, while I got lunch ready, until the gals got out their soccer/volley balls. We played soccer in the kitchen, while I made pasta.
1:00pm The girls laid down for a nap. I watched Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami on Netflix (because I'm classy like that). I was a tiny bit productive while they slept, though. I wrote a blog post. I folded laundry. I ate lunch. I did the lunch dishes. I even got a start on supper.
|pop-up books are a BIG deal around here|
3:45pm Veronica woke up and we read The Lorax, Kiss Me I'm Vulture, and animal pop-up book.
4:15pm C woke up, and we read One Kitten for Kim, then played with puzzles at the table, while I worked on supper.
|the girls made a zoo and I made scrambled tofu|
5:00pm Steve came home and played with the girls. I cleaned up the kitchen and finished making supper.
5:45pm We ate supper, about 45 minutes earlier than most days. After supper, I did dishes and Steve cleaned up the girls and got them in jammies. Then there was more playing in the living room for Steve and the girls, and I did some blog/social media stuff.
|Papa and Clarissa riding the train (left)|
Papa and Veronica riding the chair plane (right)
7:30pm We played Bay Beach. The girls talk about Bay Beach pretty much everyday, but this night it became a game. We pretended to ride the chair plane, lady bugs, jeeps, helicopters, train, boats, and carousel. We ate make believe cookies and cotton candy. My kids have the best imaginations ever.
|We told the girls that this dinosaur puppet was a pterodactyl. They translated it to cottontail, which is what they've been calling it since a couple days after Christmas.|
8:00pm After half an hour of raucous laughter and active playing, it was time to calm down before bed. We read SkippyJon Jones, and How do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? And with plenty of crying and fighting, the girls went to bed at 8:15. Steve and I laughed for a good five minutes, because while they were in bed, Clarissa was crying and Veronica was quiet. Out of nowhere, we heard Veronica pipe up and say, "Why are you crying?" Clarissa calmed down after that.
Steve wasn't feeling well, so after a last bit of blog/social media schtuff, we went to bed and watched Netflix sometime around 8:30 or 8:45.
So that's what it's like around here on a typical day. What are your days like? Do you keep a rigid schedule, or go with the flow?