(This is my daily schedule with my 2.5yo and 3 months old kids.)
6:30am - Callum wakes up, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. My husband gets up and they both have breakfast.
7:30am - Callum runs into my room to wake me up. I eat breakfast – two and a half slices of vegemite on wholemeal toast and a cup of coffee. Callum eats the other half.
8:00am - Sean wakes up. I feed Sean, while Callum entertains himself with his train set.
8:15am - Play session with Callum. Today we read a couple of his favourite books and do a few jigsaw puzzles. Then we clip pegs to a piece of rope, thread all his toys together and twist it around the furniture. Sean sits in his rocker and watches quietly. Occassionally I’ll pick Sean up for a cuddle and let him join in.
9:30am - I plonk Callum in front of the tv to watch Playschool, while I change out of my pjs and make myself feel more like a human being. Wash dishes. Wash clothes. Sean naps.
10:00am - I make morning tea for Callum, which today consists of sliced cheese, carrot sticks and snow peas. Then I make a fruit salad for later. Hang up clothes.
10:30am - I change BOTH boys into daytime clothes. I pack the kid-paraphernalia bag and load the kids into the car.
11:00am - Drive to my girlfriend’s house. We chat and gossip, while our kids play. I feed Sean again, and he naps.
11:30am - We have lunch (she made yummy noodles). We eat my fruit salad. The big kids run off and play.
12:00pm - We continue chatting over cups of tea. Sean wakes up and gurgles in my lap.
1:00pm - We go home. I put Sean in the back room, he plays happily with his cot toys and enjoys the quiet. I close the door so I can spend some one-on-one time with Callum. I change Callum back into his pjs, talk to him quietly about our day so far and put him to bed.
1:15pm - I find Sean red-faced and bawling. I feed, cuddle and play with Sean.
1:45pm - Sean has a nap. I turn on the computer and go online for an hour. Then read a chapter of my book.
3:30pm - Callum wakes up. I let him watch Hi-5 while he eats afternoon tea (rice cakes with cheese spread and sultanas). And I do my floor exercises and yoga stretches while Callum laughes at me.
4:00pm - Then I throw Callum into the backyard with a bucket of water and some sandpit toys. He’s happy to play by himself for a while. I prep dinner. Sean wakes up, I take Sean outside and he happily watches us from under the tree. I do some absent minded gardening. Callum and I play silly ball games.
5:00pm - My husband comes home. We all go for our daily walk in the park.
5:45pm - Back from the walk. My husband plays with the kids and baths Callum. I cook dinner – a mexican styled ratatouille with a capsicum salad and brown rice.
6:30pm - Eat dinner. Feed Sean.
7:30pm - I put Callum to bed. Husband baths Sean.
8:00pm - I feed Sean and put him to bed. Hang out with husband. Run around the house doing a whole heap of other stuff.
10:30pm - Crash into bed.