|I Saw Your Nanny - A Day in the Life|
9:00- Arrive at work, 30 minutes early
9:05- Spend the next 25 minutes playing with my only charge (20 month old boy) and talking to MB about whats going on in life while she gets ready for work.
9:30- Charge and I walk mom and out to say good bye, charge has a temper tantrum over seeing Mom leave.
9:35- Get A into the high chair and start preparing his breakfast
9:37- Toast is ready, spread peanut butter and honey on toast, cut into small pieces and give to A
9:45- A finishes toast, and gives the baby sign language sign for more
9:46- begin cutting up some fruit for my charge
10:00- A gives the sign for all done.
10:05- Get A in the tub and get him all cleaned up
10:35- Get A out of the bath and dressed for the day.
10:40- Play in the living room for the next hour. We do various activities such as crafts, dance parties, hide and seek, play with A’s pets, clean up toys, and/or blow bubbles.
11:40- Get A ready for his nap. Clean him up, change his diaper, read a nap time story, and get his bed ready for naptime.
11:50- Get loaded up in the stroller and I change into my workout clothes.
12:00- Leave for our nap time walk/run.
12:45- Return home and carefully transfer my charge from the stroller to his crib praying that I don’t wake him up.
1:00- Jump in the shower and get changed back into my regular clothes.
2:00- Wake A up from his nap.
2:05- Start feeding A his lunch of ramen, pb&j, chicken nuggets, tilapia, or quesadilla.
2:30- Clean up my charge and start packing the diaper bag for our playdate.
2:40- Load up in the car and head to our planned activity for the day. (This can be storytime, trip to the park, trip to a museum, trip to the beach or tidepools, trip to an indoor play area, or trip to one the house of one of our playgroup friends)
4:00- Start loading up in the car to head home after our playdate.
4:35- Finally get home after sitting in traffic for the last 35 minutes.
4:45- Get A inside and change him into his PJ’s.
5:00- Start preparing A’s dinner.
5:30- Get my charge into his high chair and start cutting up his dinner.
6:00- My charge finishes his dinner, and we play in the play room for the next hour.
7:00- Start A’s bedtime routine. This involves: a bed time story, getting a lavender lotion body massage, having a warm cup of milk, and getting the bed made for bedtime.
7:25- Lay A down in his crib and turn on his Rockabye Baby Album. MB and DB own a couple albums. We rotate weekly between the No Doubt Album, the Bob Marley Album, and the Guns ‘N Roses Album.
7:30- Leave A’s room and start cleaning up. Wash the dishes that have built up over the day and get the dishwasher loaded. Walk throughout the house and gather up any laundry that needs to be washed. Make sure all of the animals are fed.
7:45- Go into my charges room and make sure that he has fallen asleep. Tuck him into bed being extra careful not to wake him.
7:55- Get a text message from either MB letting me know that they are on their way. They tell me that they will be picking up dinner on the way home and ask if I want anything.
8:10 - MB gets home and we spend the next hour talking about anything and everything.
9:10- DB gets home from work and I head home for the night.
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