Today at Kelly's Korner the topic of the week is What Is Your Typical Day Like. I always love this question and am amazed by other SAHMs (by choice or otherwise) who worry about how to fill their days. Trust me, I don't even have to TRY. The below is very general, but there is plenty going on to fill in the gaps, like never-ending laundry and other housework.
First of all, I'm awakened at 5:30 when Paul gets up for work. Then I kind of doze off and on until he leaves at 6:30. Sometimes I fall back asleep until the girls wake up, sometimes I can't. If I can't get back to sleep I'll get up and have some alone time on the computer before they get up, which is really nice! Otherwise...
7:30 - The girls wake me up. They get sippy cups of milk, diaper changes and play.
8:30 - Breakfast
9:00 -10:00 Clean up from breakfast, get everyone dressed.
10:00 - 12:00 - Play, read books, color, etc. Once or twice a week I'll run errands at this time. On Wednesdays we go to storytime at the library from 9:30-10:00. Some days we go to the indoor playground or the mall play area, either just us or on a playdate. Most days I try to do my workout during this time if we're not going anywhere that day, or sometimes I do it first and then go.
12:00 or 12:15 - lunch
12:40 - 1:00 They watch the Elmo's World portion of Sesame Street on TV while I clean up from lunch.
1:15 or 1:30 - 3:30 or 4:00 - My favorite part of the day--nap time! I usually spend most of nap time on the computer playing Cafe World and Farmville on Facebook, blogging, message boards, etc. I also usually read for awhile and sometimes I'll actually do some housework. Then there are usually 2 or 3 days a week that Kayley doesn't nap, so all this goes out the window.
3:30 - 5:00 - The girls get a snack after their nap, and then we play until dinnertime. If it's nice out we'll play outside or go to the park.
5:00 - Paul entertains the girls while I start dinner.
6:00 - Dinner
7:00- 8:00 - Play
8:00 - 9:00 - Get ready for bed: Bath (every 2 or 3 nights), jammies, brush teeth, read books.
9:00 - Bedtime for the girls. Paul and I will take turns on the computer or watch TV for awhile, then he goes to bed around 10:00 and I usually stay up until 10:30 or 11:00 reading, on the computer, or watching TV.