I have seen several posts of this nature on blogs and always found them really interesting. Now, it seems to me that my day certainly couldn’t be all that interesting to anyone else but, since I enjoyed seeing into what other mom’s that stay home do on a typical day, it is possible. This was actually a day several months ago (March 23, 2011 to be exact). At the time, Marcella had just turned 2 (the day before actually!) and the baby I watch during the day had just turned 5 months old a couple days before. My day is pretty different now, of course, with Marcella being 2.5 now and the baby having just turned a year old. Perhaps I will do this again sometime soon. I might be interesting to do this once every 6 months of so just to see how much life changes over time. Well, after that long intro, here it is. Next time maybe I’ll think to take some pictures, too.
6:45 to 7:15. Hit snooze twice (I admit it!) Checked e-mail and blog stuff on my phone while lying in bed.
7:15 to 7:45 Made my bed, showered and did my hair, makeup etc. Put a load of towels in the washer.
7:45 to 8:10 Got Marcella up, diaper changed and dressed. Nursed Marcella. Made Marcella’s bed. Got Marcella a snack and some water.
8:10 to 8:40 Drove to pick up baby I watch and came back home.
8:40 to 9:00 Brought kids in to the house and put baby in play gym while I made breakfast (whole wheat toast with peanut butter and banana with water for Marcella, hot tea with local raw honey for me). Ate breakfast, then cleaned up Marcella. Put shoe that fell off back on Marcella. Move baby to chair (Fisher Price space saver highchair that attaches to chair) so she can watch me wash dishes.
9:00 to 9:30 Washed breakfast dishes. Made bottle for baby and put towels in dryer. Fed baby and changed baby’s diaper. Played with baby.
9:30 to 10:00 Put baby on blanket on the floor and Marcella and her played. Put blankets in washer. Stuffed diapers while singing Old McDonald multiple times for Marcella. Held baby and rocked baby.
10:00 – 10:30 Rocked baby and tried putting down baby for nap multiple times unsuccessfully. Nursed Marcella.
10:30 – 11:30 Checked e-mail. Took Marcella and baby for a walk. Fed baby while Marcella played on the playground. Walked back home.
11:30 – 12:00 Put baby to sleep. Changed Marcella’s diaper. Straightened Marcella’s room and nursed Marcella.
12:00 – 12:30 Worked 0n cleaning/straightening Marcella’s closet.
12:30 to 2:00 Marcella woke up baby. Changed baby’s diaper blow-out. Rinsed out dirty onesie and cleaned changing pad. Changed sheets. Changed baby’s outfit. Fed Marcella lunch and ate lunch. Fed baby bottle.
2:00 – 2:30 Straightened up mess Marcella made in my room. Changed Marcella’s diaper. Folded and put away towels. Straightened Marcella’s room.
2:30-3:00 Tried to get baby to nap unsuccessfully. Nursed Marcella.
3:00-3:30 Went to recycling place to drop off plastics. Went to Sonic for 1/2 price drink for me. Both girls fell asleep in the car. Drove home.
3:30-4:00 Emptied and loaded dishwasher. Cleaned up paper clutter on kitchen counter. Put paper in recycle bin. Straightened living room toys and straightened bonus room toys. Filed. Straightened kitchen.
4:30-5:00 Baby woke up. Changed baby’s diaper and fed baby. Baby fell asleep while being fed. Held baby while she sleept.
5:00 – 5:30 Read blog posts in Google Reader.
5:30 – 6:00 Marcella woke up. Put baby down. Nursed Marcella. Folded and put away blankets in dryer. Did blog stuff. Baby woke up. Changed Marcella’s diaper. Baby’s mom comes to pick her up.
6:00 – 7:00 Talked to baby’s mom. Made dinner and ate dinner. Talked with my husband while eating dinner. Did dishes with my husband. Cleaned up dinner mess.
7:00 – 7:30 Gave Marcella a bath. Put on lotion, diaper and pajamas. Combed Marcella’s hair and brushed her teeth. Worked on Marcella’s closet for Project Simplify.
9:00 Nursed Marcella to sleep.
At some point I must have gone to sleep myself but the events after 6pm I did not record in as much detail as you can tell and now that so much time has passed I don’t remember. I know during the 7:30-9:00 I spent time with my husband and Marcella but don’t remember what we did since I didn’t write it down.
Is this pretty much what your day looks like or is it very different? Tell me about it in the comments!