Thursday, July 9, 2009

Schedule

I know I posted one back in December almost a half a year ago! So I figured I do one again for anyone who was curious. It's really interesting how I fall into scheduling my life since I never write it down and I'm so busy, but it just happens. I think it may be because I'm a teacher and so used to having to have one? Anyhow here is how my day goes with a 10 month old:
7-8am Christopher wakes up, I dress him and he eats a jar of Gerber breakfast (the whole thing) followed by a bottle

8-9am Is playtime while I make beds, get dressed, fed the dog, eat and do other morning chores

9am Begins tutoring while Christopher plays in his playpen

10am-12pm Christopher takes a morning nap (I've really wanted to change from morning naps to one long afternoon nap from 12-3pm, but he gets so cranky still I haven't been able to transition. I've even tried putting him to bed later, etc. He just needs this nap!)

12-12:30pm Lunch for all. Christopher will eat a jar of Gerber vegs for lunch and a bottle

1-2:30pm More tutoring while Christopher plays

3pm We walk the dog and then I run any errands I have outside the house

4pm Christopher goes down for another nap while I start dinner and do laundry

5-6pm Dinner for everyone, even the dog. We all eat together in the kitchen (even the dog!) because I really want dinner to be a family priority. Christopher eats a jar of Gerber dinner (stage 2), has some Gerber puffs and a bottle. He's a big eater!

7pm Bathtime for Christopher followed by quiet playtime with Dad while I shower, story, bottle and bed.

8pm I usually work on a craft like scrapbooking, sewing or internet while Chris watches TV

Reading this actually makes me laugh because I wonder if I'm the only person who lives such a scripted life! lol! Am I? The weekends are different though because we're always doing things.

7 comments:

  1. You're not the only one! My schedule is more set on nights that I work. LoL I'd go kinda nuts if I didn't have some kind of routine. My days off aren't as scripted, but I def. am a list maker. I may not get all my "to do's" checked off, but there's something about crossing things off that I enjoy. Thanks for sharing. I'm amazed at how you have all the energy to do everything you do!

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  2. a schedule is good...mine isn't quite like that cause Joseph will do different things, different days. And I nanny so his nap time on those days are later on when his little body just can't handle all the fun from the kids anymore. I do think it is healthy to have a schedule, and do stay active with your baby. It is not a good place when you kinda internalize, never really do anything, sleep in till whenever after a feeding, and kinda never want to really venture out with people. I was like that in the beginning until I was forced to get on a schedule with nannying (blessing in disguise).

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  3. It was really neat seeing your schedule. After reading yours, I had to laugh at myself and how unscheduled my days are. One thing I really need to schedule better in particular is my exercising around baby's morning nap.

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  4. Hmmm. I have no schedule whatsoever. Haha. Tommy takes several naps throughout the day and whenever he goes down for one, that's when I get stuff done like household chores etc. I can see where it would be very beneficial to start myself on one (for going out and cooking dinner etc...) I need more discipline in my life I guess. Reading this made me feel kinda bad about myself seeing as I have no schedule hahaha. I'm still new at this though perhaps and will develop one as he gets older.

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  5. thanks for all the comments! it's nice to know people are reading (especially moms) and i'm not just sharing my thoughts with space! i think working definitely helps keep on a schedule. i think it's part of my personality too bc i can't sleep in pass 8am (which my hubby always makes fun of me for) and i have no idea why. even when christopher was 1st born, i just couldn't sleep in. my mom always kept a pretty strict schedule (bc of all the kids), so i was raised with one which i'm sure influenced me as well.

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  6. Marjorie, I think you make a wonderful mother. You have accomplished so much already, I am sure we are all curious as to how the rest of your life turns out. I dont know how you do it...you'll have to share us your secrets sometime. How long does tutoring run? And how often do you tutor? God bless, and take care.

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  7. thank you anonymous. i try to be a good mother, i'm not perfect and don't know if i have any secrets :) i tutor mon-fri from 9-2:30pm in the summer and till 3pm during the school year. i'm so blessed to have a job that allows me to be with my son. i hope to be lucky enough to be a stay at home mom for a few years at least one day.

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