Day in the Life – Summer 2016

by Chelsea Myers on July 19, 2016

Recorded Monday, July 18.  Daniel is 34, I’m 33, Scott is 3.5 and Will is 20 months.

6am – Wake up and go for an easy run.

6:45am – Return home to find Daniel and Will eating breakfast.  Will has been doing better sleeping through the night – he even slept until 7am a few times last week – but he was up at 6:30 this morning.

7am – Make sure Scott is up.  Get everyone dressed and fed because…

8am – Scott has his first big kid swimming lesson.  He is working on flipping from his tummy to his back while swimming and the elementary backstroke, two things he needs to be able to do to get his green band at the pool. Will roars for moral support.

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8:50am – Will has his swimming lesson (at a different pool, of course).  Scott dances along with the water aerobics ladies.

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9:10am – We return Daddy home so he can go to work and Scott, Will and I visit the pet store and the bookstore, two of our favorite “stay cool in the summer” activities.

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11:30am – Will is getting sleepy so we head home.  He eats two peanut butter crackers in the car before he falls asleep.  I manage to transfer him to the big bed when we get back home.

Noon – Scott and I eat lunch and he watches The Little Mermaid during rest time.  I lay down with Will until he wakes up, near the end of the movie.

1:30pm – Playtime.  Trains, hide and seek, books, the keyboard, etc.

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3:15pm – A friend and his mommy came over to play for a bit.  We tried to go outside but it was very hot and thundering (though we didn’t get much rain) so moved the action back in and it was… action-y.  Will could not be convinced it was not a good idea to jump directly off the couch onto the floor.  We had a fun visit but it was a good reminder that little boys need lots of time to run around outside.  One of the reasons we’re trying to motivate Scott to get his green swim band is so that one adult can take both boys to the pool at the same time (right now we have to be one-on-one).

4:45pm – Friends head home and I am tired.  It’s still hot and thundering out so I let the boys watch a little more TV until Daniel gets home.

5:30pm – Daddy is back and works on dinner.  I do a little clean up around the house.  We have butter chicken (Will’s favorite) and naan (Scott’s favorite).  I clean up while Daddy takes the boys out in the backyard to play.  It’s finally not miserable out!

7:00pm – Bath time.  Scott decides to wash Will’s hair and says, “I cooked his mustache!”  Will runs around saying “mustache!”

7:30pm – I read stories and rock with Will.

8:00pm – He’s still going strong so I put him in his crib with some books and he goes to sleep on his own without a fuss.  I lay down and read Gone Girl.

8:30pm – Time for lights out for Scott.  He wants some company so I lay down with him and he’s immediately asleep.  Go back to my room and read a little more Gone Girl.

9:00pm – Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

 

 

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