Have you ever wondered what happens during the day for someone else?
Wondered what it would be like to spend a day in their shoes?
Now is your chance!
Welcome to A Day In The Life, a new series that shows you what a day is like for someone else! To take a walk in their shoes, so to speak.
Today, I am going to take you on a walk through my preschooler’s day. (narrated and dramatized by me) So, strap on your twinkle toes and let’s get moving! Welcome to A Day In The Life of My Preschooler!
6-6:45am – Wake up and see that it is light out. Wake up mom by hitting her in the head with my sippy cup and ask for some milk.
6:45-7:30am – Lay in bed with my cold feet on mom’s back while I drink my milk. I like to give my mom the illusion that she may be able to go back to sleep, but it’s not really going to happen.
7:30-8:30am – Bug mom while she drinks her coffee and tries to “work” on her computer. Ask her for milk, ask her for play-doh, ask her to play pony house.
8:30-9am – Breakfast. Tell mom I want macaroni and cheese. Run around the kitchen while she makes me breakfast. Sit down for breakfast. Eat one item of said breakfast and nothing more.
9am-11am – Play pony house with mom. Ask mom to fix the pony castle. Tear it down. Play play-doh. Steal mom’s phone. Watch surprise egg videos. Begrudgingly put away the play-doh that I am not playing with.
11-11:05am – Where is my breakfast? Oh my God! Mom cleaned it up! Throw a fit and inform mom that I am starving!
11:05-12pm – Constantly bug my brother while he is working on school. It is so much fun to rile him up. Mom gets irritated too, sometimes that’s funny!
12-1pm – Lunch time! Tell mom that I want macaroni and cheese. Run around like a maniac with my brother while mom makes lunch. Sit down to eat. YAY! Macaroni and cheese! Don’t eat it. Only eat the hot dog and fruit.
1-3pm – More school. Tell mom I want to paint. Paint for 2 minutes. Tell mom I want to color. Color for 1 minute. Read a book with mom. Sing ABCs with mom. Ask mom to build a block tower. Knock down whatever she builds. Bug my brother some more.
3-4pm – A little worn down. Maybe some My Little Pony will re-energize me. Ask mom if I can watch My Little Pony. Giggle as she sighs with relief and turns it on.
4-5:30pm – Ask mom if I can paint. Ask mom if I can play on her computer. Ask mom to play pony house. Ask mom to play Doc McStuffins. Tell my brother he HAS to play with me. Bug my brother until he goes into his room. Inform mom that I am so starving!
5:30-6:30pm – Mom is trying to cook dinner. It’s bat out of hell time. Run around like a maniac. Dump out LEGOs. Steal my brother’s LEGOs. Run back and forth. Try to help mom cook by moving a stool directly under her feet, multiple times. Chase the dog. Chase my brother.
6:30-7:30pm – Daddy is home! Hug daddy and act sweet. Dinner time. Sit down, blow on all my food. Eat one item. Ask to leave. Get told No. Proclaim that I am so tired and need to lay down. Get told no. Cry until the end of dinner. Ask to be excused. Get told yes. Race downstairs to feed the dog by dumping her food into her water bowl.
7:30-8:30pm – Ask Daddy to play with me. Sit on Daddy’s lap. Act sweet and cozy. Play play-doh. Ask Daddy to play pony house. Get cozy and watch My Little Pony.
8:30-9pm – Watch My Little Pony while brother gets ready for bed.
9-10pm (or later) – Bedtime for me. Run and hide from pajamas. Fight dad and laugh as he tries to get me ready for bed. Cry when he says no story. Brush teeth. Eat vitamin. Kiss mom. Get in bed. Beg for a story. Get dad to read a story. Kisses and lights out. Come out 2 minutes later and tell dad I need another hug. Get put back in bed. Come out 5 minutes later and say mom has to tuck me in. Get put back in bed. Come out 5 minutes later to try to catch mom and dad eating popcorn. Get put back in bed. This can stop now or go on for a while, depending on how I feel.
10ishpm-615am – I may or may not stay in my bed. I may end up in mom and dad’s bed. I may kick mom all night. I may push dad out of bed. It varies night to night.
So there you have it: