A Day In the Life

I always like seeing how other people lay out their days. Some people make me feel lazy, and other people I envy for being able to sleep in and go at a more leisurely pace. This is what my current Monday-Friday looks like. (Well, add in dance one night a week for Zoe. That puts us getting home at 8pm, so no bath that nights and I take her for dinner out somewhere in between school and dance so she isn’t starving during class.)

4:00 am – Wake up – I am pretty good about not hitting snooze, since I wake up so much earlier than Chris, that wouldn’t be fair. 

4:01am-4:15am – I usually take this time to wake up by playing on my phone for a few minutes, change into workout clothes, etc. 

4:15am-4:45am – Work out

4:45am-6:15am – Take a shower, do my skin care and make-up, make coffee for Chris and I, pack my lunch, let Mac out, make my breakfast, pack Zoe’s car snacks and breakfast, fill my water cups for the day, eat breakfast, do my hair, get dressed.

6:15am-6:40am – Get Zoe up, pottied (we are potty training and doing really well!!!!!!), sunscreen, let Zoe pick out her shoes and clothes (this can seriously take 15 minutes, why God why?!?!?!) get her “friend” (stuffed animal) of the day to take to school, do her hair and get us out the door with all our stuff

6:40am-7:45am – Commute to daycare, drop Zoe off then continue on to work 

7:45am -4:45pm – Work 

4:45pm-6:30pm – Travel to get Zoe from daycare and travel home

6:30pm-7:00pm – Let Zoe play, usually outside. We take a family walk most nights, play with bubbles or sidewalk chalk, or Zoe drives her Minnie car or rides her bike. Other days when I can tell she worn out, we will watch a movie and color, read some books, play inside with toys, etc.

7:00pm-7:30pm – Zoe eats dinner

7:30pm – 8:00pm – Bath and bedtime for Zoe (Almost always runs well past 8pm, someone likes to get philosophical, needs to go potty three times, get water, needs 11 hugs and 14 kisses, etc. Toddlers, am I right????

The rest of the evening is me cooking dinner for Chris and I, and watching maybe one episode of something on TV while we eat before we pass out for the evening. Usually we are in bed by 9:30pm-10:00pm. 

I feel like I am in a constant rushed state most days, constantly rushing Zoe and I along so we aren’t late in the mornings, or I am not late picking her up in the evenings. When we are home, we only get a small window to hang out before it is eat/bath/bed and I hate that. But I feel like if she doesn’t get to bed before 8:15ish, the next day is hard on all of us!!

I haven’t been around here much the last two weeks. It has just been insane! I was home for maybe three daytime hours this entire past weekend? I am behind on everything! So I will leave you with these….

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  • Reply Andrea Nine September 26, 2019 at 7:17 am

    Your commute is long. I am so sorry you are rushed, was so like that when the kids were little and I worked. it’s hard, it’s rough but this too will work itself out and you’ll have time to breath again. Precious pictures!!!

  • Reply Rebecca Jo September 26, 2019 at 9:36 am

    OK… you are my hero. I so badly want to get in the habit of the 4am wake up call to work out but I just cant make myself… Tell me your secrets!!!!

  • Reply Missy @MySh!ttyKitchen September 26, 2019 at 1:18 pm

    Wow, that is amazing you wake up so early and make time to exercise! Nice work.

  • Reply Laura September 26, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Ugh, I feel like this season in our lives is just so busy – we rarely have a minute to just slow down and breathe!

  • Reply SMD September 27, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    I hate feeling behind on everything. Commuting is a huge time suck and that contributes to that.

  • Reply ShootingStarsMag September 27, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    Wow, you really do get up early!! I wake up – usually – around 5.45 in the morning because I work at 7.30. Granted, I don’t have a kid or anything!


  • Reply kathy @ more coffee, less talky September 28, 2019 at 8:25 am

    you forgot “ask about the meaning of life/philosophize about life” in between them asking for more water, hugs, kisses etc. lol KIDS!

  • Reply Kate September 30, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    Girllllll 4:00am?!?! Come over and smack me the next time it’s hard for me to get up at 7:15. And yes… toddlers taking FOREVER to pick out their clothes, wanting a million kisses (which I happily give), and everything having to be just “so” <3

  • Reply Jess October 2, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    Your schedule is so similar to mine! Except you wake up an hour before I do haha. You are amazing for working out that early, but I get that there’s literally no other time to do it. I gave up my workouts except for Friday’s, when I work from home. Yay potty training!!! And also, yes, everything takes 10 million years with a toddler. My coworker today told me she gets up at 8 am and I am literally the most jealous person right now.

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