Just for fun...a typical day in my life. Times could vary...
7:25 - wake up to "mommy!!!"
7:27-745 - cuddle in bed
7:45-8:00 - ellie runs around upstairs while I try to wake up
8:00-8:10 - ellie whines for her breakfast while i make it and my much needed coffee
8:11 - "breakfast ready now mommy?"
8:12 - my first sip of the blessed coffee
8:15-8:30 - we eat breakfast. "mommy's coffee hot" "oatmeal yummy" "all done now"
8:30-8:35 - clean up the diaster under ellie's chair
8:35 - ellie askes for the first cookie of the day, sometimes she gets one, sometimes not
8:36 - 9:00 - ellie watches Dora while I check email and drink coffee
9:00-9:15 - get dressed, wrestle ellie into the day's outfit and torture her by brushing her mophead
9:15-12:00 - play, cry, fall, change diaper, walk around the block, go to Target, have a snack, go to the park, play with friends, spill milk, pet a dog, pick a dandelion, ride a bike, draw with chalk, ask for a cookie, watch tv, etc...
12-12:05 - convince ellie to come inside for lunch, not easy
12:05-12:20 - make and eat lunch...I don't go all out here...usually just cheese and crackers and fruit or leftovers. all during lunch it's "mommy has water" "ellie has milk" "I like cheese sandwiches"
12:20 - "one more cookie mommy?"
12:21-12:25 - clean up the diaster under ellie's chair
12:25-1:05 - try to convince ellie it is time for a nap...play quiet games, read books
1:05 - put ellie down
1:15 - go in and firmly remind ellie it is time for sleep
1:18 - hear ellie singing twinkle twinkle litte star
1:20 - hear ellie reciting "goodnight moon"
1:30 - all is quiet
1:30-3:15 - put a load in the washer, dust, get mail, clean out underwear drawers, cut asparagus for dinner, make a salad, scoop litter, weed flowerbeds, read a little for fun, check email, put toys away, put load in dryer, make grocery list, clean out the junk drawer, fold load from dryer, etc...
3:15 - ellie wakes up
3:15-3:30 - ellie talks and sings in her crib
3:30-4:45 - the hardest part of my day...I am tired...we play outside mostly, maybe watch a Diego if I am having a really rough day...ellie asks for another cookie.
4:45-5:00 - try to remain calm as ellie whines for dinner and wants to go back outside and is all around difficult. Make ellie's dinner
5:00-5:30 - ellie eats dinner, while I play good wifey and make dinner for Chris and me (most nights anyway)
5:30 - 5:35 - clean up the disaster under ellie's chair
5:35 - daddy home! YEA!!!!!
5:35-5:40 - ellie and daddy kiss and hug and cuddle and talk about their days..."Ellie played with Dommy!" or "Ellie talked to Grandpa!" or "Ellie saw Enzo today!" or whatever she did...ellie asks daddy for a cookie...she is so sneaky
5:40-6:15 - finish preparing my masterpiece dinner and chris and I eat with ellie playing nearby or bugging us to go BACK outside
6:15 - "can I have one more cookie mommy?"
6:16-6:25 - clean up and get in each other's way...chris changes out of work clothes while ellie asks repeatedly if "Daddy all done now?"
6:25-7:00 - back outside for more play time, usually a walk around the neighborhood in the wagon
7:00-7:15 - bathtime, get towel and jammies all ready
7:15-7:30 - wrestle ellie in said jammies and again do the torturous hair brushing
7:30 - 7:45 - watch Diego and wind down
7:45 - 8:00 - stories and rocking and put to bed
8:20 - ellie yells for mommy and I completely ignore her, because it is bedtime and I am settled on the couch...sometimes chris gives in and goes in and rocks her some more
9:00-11:00 - try desperately to keep my eyes open during tv/relax time
11:00 - bed for me!
2:14 - hear Ellie stir and cough
2:15-2:30 - worry she is coming down with a cold
2:35 - go check for a fever
2:36 - relieved there is no fever.
5:47 - wake up cold
5:47-5:50 - wonder if I locked the door the night before.
7:25 - wake up to "mommy!" and another day begins...