Can you believe the challenge is almost half-way through already?! It definitely doesn’t feel like it, but time does fly by when you get older. Today’s prompt was a Timeline of my Day. As I write this, my routine is completely out of the window, as the kids are off school for a fortnight and my husband also has a week off work, throw easter bank holiday weekend into the mix, and I’m basically upside down.
To make it easier, I’ll do a timeline of a normal day where I actually have a routine.
I wake up at 7am, although I do tend to lie in bed, checking my phone for around 15 minutes before going into the bathroom to get washed and ready. Once I’m dressed I’ll go and wake the kids up and get them dressed for school. We’ll have a nice relaxing breakfast – with a coffee for me – in front of Cartoon Network. Once teeth are brushed, we’re ready to leave the house at 8.30. It’s only a short walk to school, so I drop the kids off and then walk back the long way, to get some extra steps on my Fitbit 😉
I have just over 2 hours ‘free’ then, before having to pick up my daughter from nursery – she only does mornings this year. Depending on what day it is, I’ll spend this time either running errands, grocery shopping, running, blogging, whatever. This is my time to do grown-up things that I can’t get done as easily with one or both of my kids around.
I’ll pick my daughter up at 11.25 and then take an extended lunch break while I get her changed out of her uniform, and get food ready for both of us. It’s usually around 1pm by the time I can get back to ‘work’.
My early afternoon is spent on housework. I’m following The Organised Mum Method to keep on top of my housework, without eating up a huge chunk of time. I’ll do another more detailed blog post about what this entails after the challenge is over, but for now here’s a link to the site.
I have to pick my son up from school at 3pm unless he has an afterschool club. Having to walk back and forth to school three times a day, five days a week is what helps me hit my step count consistently. Once I’ve got both my kids at home and settled for the afternoon, with homework done, snacks prepared, video games set up, there’s a bit of a lull before I have to start preparing dinner.
My husband gets home just after 6pm and I have dinner ready for him. My daughter’s bedtime is 7.30, so once she’s finished eating we tidy her toys away and get her up to bed. My son’s bedtime is an hour later, and my husband takes care of that.
How I spend my evenings is pretty average. We’ll either watch something on Netflix or catch up on something we recorded on TiVo. I like to cross stitch while watching TV. Or, instead of watching TV, I’ll come and play a game on my PC, while my husband catches up on YouTube videos he subscribes to while painting his Warhammer models.
All in all, a pretty average life. I hesitate to say ‘boring’ because I’m not bored. I like routine and thrive on it. If anything happens that interferes with my routine, even nice things like going out for lunch, it can throw me off for the rest of the day.
What does a normal day in your life look like? How do you manage your time? Let me know in the comments below.
I hope you’ve been enjoying the series so far, you catch up from day 1 here. Follow the blog to see the rest of the challenge, and beyond, you can do that either here on WordPress or Follow my blog with Bloglovin
Find me on Social Media