A Day in the Life

Tuesdays tend to be my most hectic day, and so I thought it’d be fun to share the craziness with you. Feel free to view it as the easy life or the woah how is she still awake by 9 pm! 😉

3 am-Zooey wakes up asking for food (she’s 4, typically never does this, and my lovely husband gave her a snack)

5:30 am-Zooey wants me to wake up with her, and I somehow manage to get her to fall back asleep for one more hour

6:30 am-We’re up, a real slow go for me while Zooey wonders how I’m not possibly more awake

6:30-6:45 am-basic morning necessities

6:45-7:30 am-Make Zooey’s breakfast, chat and hang

7:30-8:45 am-Wake up Leo (who is almost 2), make Leo’s breakfast, get Zooey changed for dance class, get Leo changed for the day and give him medicated eye drops (and I thought giving him antibiotics by the mouth was bad), get myself changed and presentable for the day

8:45-9 am-Head to Zooey’s dance class

9-9:45 am-Walk around the park district and park with Leo while Zooey takes her class and chat with other moms

9:45-10 am-Go back home

10-11:55 am-Dancing always makes Zooey hungry so breakfast #2 for her (and of course Leo follows suit) and finally breakfast for me (Larabar, an orange and coffee), dishes, pick up the house a little, and play with the kiddos

11:55-12:15 pm-Drop Zooey off at preschool

12:15-12:30 pm-Head to the grocery store with Leo

12:30-1 pm-Shop for the week and the real emergency… diaper wipes (how did we run out!?)

1-1:10 pm-Head home

1:10-1:30 pm-Give Leo food and put him down for a nap

1:30-1:35 pm-Change for a treadmill run

1:35-2:10 pm-Run 4 miles on the treadmill

2:10-2:30 pm-Shower and get dressed for work

2:30-2:45 pm-Wake up Leo from his nap and head to pick up Zooey from preschool

2:45-3 pm- Go back home

3-3:30 pm-Give the kids snacks, eye drops for Leo, lunch for me (black bean soup with bread), and prep my dinner

3:30-3:35 pm-David (my husband gets home) we say our hellos and kiss goodbye

3:35-4 pm-Head into work (I work in the youth services department at a public library)

4-5 pm-Work at my desk

5-6 pm-Work at the public desk

6-7pm-Set up for my program

7-7:45 pm-Family Storytime program and clean up

7:45-8 pm-My 15 min dinner break (steamed vegetables with a veggie burger)

8-9:15 pm-Work at the public desk

9:15-9:30 pm-Head home

9:30-10 pm-Catch up with David while sharing some FroYo and enjoying a small glass of white wine

10-11 pm-Checking facebook and instagram and finally winding down

11 pm-Finally asleep to wake up at 5:30 am to help Zooey start her day and get ready for work (in by 8:45 am)


So there you have it. That is my typical Tuesday, and it tends to be a fun yet exhausting one. My other days aren’t necessarily this jam packed and I get to have more hang time with the kiddos, cleaning the house, laundry, dishes, longer workout, etc. So maybe someday in the future I’ll share one of those days with you too!




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