I'm a live out so at 5:45 I get myself up and showered and leave my house by 6:30 hopefully with enough time to stop for coffee.
6:55 I arrive and usually the baby is awake or waking up. I change the baby,
get the baby dressed and then we peak in on big brother. By 7:15, he's usually
up so I get him dressed next and than we have to get the oldest up at 7:30 for
school which is a task.
7:35 go downstairs start breakfast for the kids and get the oldest boys lunch
packed for school.
7:55 the oldest is downstairs and eating. This gets messy once I'm feeding all
three at once. The baby (18 mo) is still a quick eater and has choked a few
times and the middle one is the slowest eater. So I'm constantly trying to watch
the baby and listen to/break up arguments.
By 8:15 breakfast is done for all and I quickly scarf down some sort of food.
8:20 get coats and shoes on and either Dad or I will take oldest to school. If
I take him I need to get the little ones ready which is a little more time
8:30-8:40 depending if I take oldest to school, we come up comb our hair and
brush our teeth.
8:50-9:30 we play inside with all kinda of toys. Mostly unstructured play so
they can be independent which they love. We also clean the playroom briefly from
night before and that day. On occasion, we do a craft but usually the kids lack
9:30 change baby's diaper and get coats and shoes on. As well as bathroom
9:45 we head outside (weather pending) and we either play on the mini
playground or walk either to parks or local coffee shops. When it was colder we
would bundle in the car and head to the local mall or library for story time.
11:00 I prepare lunch. Basic lunch foods, occasional leftovers. I usually
unload dishwasher and load in breakfast dishes.
11:45 I change the baby while brother finishes lunch.
12:00 if brother eats a good lunch, I'll reward him with 15 minutes of tv time
while I get baby down. We read a book or two, I turn on some instrumental sleep
music and rock her till she gets tired.
12:15 baby is usually down. So it's the the 3 year olds turn for nap. Which he
always fights me on and throws a tantrum which is fine by me since it wears him
out more. So we go potty, read a few books and I turn on some music for him and
within 45 minutes he's asleep. Occasionally I'll read him another book in the
12:45 I eat lunch for myself, clean up dishes from lunch. Clean counters, on
occasion I do some harder cleaning but not much is expected. I usually either
read a book or watch Netflix. Sometimes I'll work on hw.
2-2:45 baby starts waking up. It's a pretty wide range. I change her diaper,
we usually have girl time and read books or just walk and play with whatever she
On the rare occasion I pick up the oldest (2-3 times a month). I wake both
little ones up around 2:50 and we head out by 3, pick up the oldest and are home
3:15 The middle one usually wakes up. So I put the baby in the baby jail and
get him up. Most days he has an accident so we have to change his bedding.
3:25 Mom brings the oldest home. All three kids have a snack of fruit and/or
3:40 we all usually head outside to play some more. The oldest usually plays
with neighbors while I play with the little ones in the yard. If we don't go
outside I give the oldest 20 minutes on the iPad dependent upon his morning
behavior. The little ones have some more play time or all the kids play
together. Usually a meltdown from the older one occurs so he tends to spend time
4:30 (hopefully) mom or dad come relieve me. We talk about the day (we have an
ejournal for communicating too so it's pretty brief). I head out the door and
back home before night school.