A day in the life… ages 4 and 2

It’s been a while since I posted a day in our life.  I feel like when you have a newborn your life and schedule changes every few months, but once you pass that one year mark, you kinda settle into your routine.

Here’s what a typical workday looks like for our family.

6:45-7:15am kids wake up and hang with daddy while he finishes his workout. Sometimes the kids are still sleeping at 7:30 and we have to wake them. Those mornings are the toughest because they weren’t quite ready to wake up.

7:30- Three days a week the kids ride with daddy to school.

School all day with a morning snack and afternoon snack plus naptime from 1-3. Typically Brooks naps for about 2 hours a day still. Landon will nap about half of the week. Usually for about an hour, but if we do a lot of activity or exercise, then he can definitely do a 2 hour nap (or more!).

5pm Daddy picks up the kids and brings them home.

5:30 we start making dinner and usually eat around 6/6:15.

Playtime after dinner and around 7 we head in for showers and a bed routine.

During the week we try to get the kids into bed by 8.

On the weekends, we tend to be a little looser on bed time because we know the kids don’t have to be up as early.

Since Dean is responsible for the kids in the mornings when they have school, we have some shortcuts to help him in the am.

1. The kids usually wear their school clothes to bed.  Especially Brooks. Landon can dress himself so he usually wears his tshirt with PJ pants but he gets himself ready in the mornings.

2. The lunches and school stuff is packed and ready to go. This way all Dean has to do is get the kids ready, put the lunches in the car and walk out the door.

3. The kids eat breakfast to go on those mornings. Usually a PB&J waffle sandwich or a bagel with cream cheese.  Sometimes we do smoothies for the kids too – which they love.

What does your routine look like?  Do you fly by the seat of your pants or do you like an orderly, set routine?  I think we are somewhere in the middle. I like to go with the flow, but also have some level of consistency so the kids know what to expect. I think it helps them to have better behavior.

 

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