Have you ever wondered what goes on in my house?
What I do during the day?
I mean, I’m a mom, a wife, a blogger and I stay at home and homeschool my two kids. (One with Autism and one without)
Well, wonder no longer because I am going to give you a taste of what happens daily in the Domain of the Mad Mommy!
7-8am: The 3 year old wakes me up, I roll over and hit brew on my Keurig. (Yes, my coffee pot is on my bedside table, that is how I roll.)
8am – 9am: Disney Junior or Nick Jr for the 3 yr old while I check e-mails, schedules posts and make a few comments, if I can. I am also usually on my second cup of coffee and my third or fourth attempt at waking up my husband for work.
9am – 9:30am: Husband finally gets up for work and the 8 year old makes his first appearance. We say good-bye to daddy and head upstairs for breakfast. (Yes, we live in the basement of my In-laws house.)
9:30am – 10am: Breakfast. It usually consists of my 3 year old using her finger to eat the cream cheese and only the cream cheese, off of her bagel and me telling my 8 year old to slow down and take smaller bites about 15 times. This is also when my son gets meds.
10am – 12:15pm: School time. My son (8) has a daily folder that he usually begins the day with. Spelling, math reviews, language arts and it alternates between science, art and social studies. Also, on Wednesdays, we all go to gymnastics for the 3 year old and he will bring his folder with. My daughter (3) plays with geometric shapes, play-doh, her sensory box or colors.
12:15pm – 1ishpm: Lunch. It usually consists of convincing my 3 year old that she needs to eat and telling my 8 year old to slow down and take smaller bites every couple of minutes. I usually finish lunch first, so I will squeeze in some social media on my phone, if time allows.
1ish pm – 2ish pm: Active time. We usually go outside if the weather allows, if not, the kids will dance or play pillow world in the living-room.
2ish pm – 4pm: More school. Reading, Coding and bigger projects.
4pm – 5pm: Free play. This is free-time for the kids and for me, if the 3 year old lets me. My son will use this time to play his video games or watch cartoons and my daughter usually plays with her toys or decides to be extra clingy and sits on my lap while I try to get some blogging done. I usually don’t get much done at this time.
5pm -6pm: We cook dinner. I like to have the kids help in the kitchen. I think it is an important life skill to have and you can also incorporate other subjects into it.
6pm – 7pm: Dinner time. We always eat dinner upstairs in the big dining room. I always insist that we eat dinner as a whole family. I think it is an important time of the day because it is the one point where we can all be together and talk about our days. It usually consists of us trying to convince or 3 yr old to eat, trying to convince the 8 year old that dinner won’t kill him or, if it is something he likes, telling him to slow down and take smaller bites every couple of minutes.
7pm – 8pm: Independent time. Independent reading or self-led projects. My son enjoys journaling, writing business plans, making up games and arts & crafts, such as Perler beads. I think the independent time is beneficial because I don’t want them to be too dependent on me. I want them to be able to initiate things themselves.
8ish pm – 9ish pm: Bedtime routine. I work with the boy and my husband works with the girl. I handle meds, shower, bathroom, brushing teeth and he handles the same with the girl, minus the meds. We tuck them both in.
9is pm – 10ish pm: My husband fights with the 3 year old and puts her back in bed 2 – 8 times. I clean up, start laundry, make another cup of coffee and sit down at the computer.
10ish pm – 12ish am: I prepare all of the papers for school the next day, take care of any paperwork that needs to be filled out and then, I blog. I try to get as much done as I can because I want to be in bed by midnight. (I also listen to the boy talking in his room until he falls asleep around 11 or 12)
12ish am – 1ish am: I finally realize how late it is. Link up one more thing and head to bed.
Now, this is a rough outline of a day in my life. I did not include when I go grocery shopping, have doctors appointments, have therapies, have playdates, have to babysit my 3 year old nephew etc etc etc. My day is constantly subject to change. Also, don’t think that since I live with my in-laws, I have built-in babysitters. No, no I do not. Most of the time, they isolate themselves upstairs and cause more a distraction than help. I also did not include the fighting between brother and sister, I mean come on, that’s a given right? Also, some nights, my blogging takes a backseat to folding laundry, eating popcorn and watching TV with my hubby. Aren’t we romantical?
I am pretty sure that this timeline is already skewed and could never be 100% accurate because kids are unpredictable and so am I!
So there you have it…
My days can be super calm and easy or they can be as crazy and insane as I am.
Oh and I probably make all of these faces multiple times per day.