This week my oldest daughter returns to preschool! This means we reinstate our school routine, from morning wake-ups to the bedtime routine. I figured this would be a good week to introduce you to my routines. I crave routine as much as my children, so I’ve developed several of them to make our life a little easier. Today, we are going to look at my daily routine.
I’m up really early every morning. I try to squeeze in a workout before my shower, which has to be done by 6 a.m. so my husband can hop in and still be out the door by 6:45 a.m.
Then I make the bed. I read in “Real Simple” once that people who make their bed daily are happier. My husband always asks me the age old chicken-egg question. Are they happier because they make their bed or do happier people make their bed? I don’t know the answer to that. But I just keep making it.
I work from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. and drive back to the day care for pick up and then head home. Good news is that I made my dinner plan over the weekend (that’s coming up in the next few days) so I don’t have to figure out that part.
After dinner, I clean up the sippy cups, bowls, etc. that we used all day and load the dishwasher. Then I consult my cleaning routine and set to take care of the room of the day. Once that is taken care of, I work on a project with the kids, watch a movie with them or play. After some play time, we head downstairs for my exercise routine. They play, I work out. Lots of fun.
It’s a pretty full day and that’s pretty much all I can handle!