I absolutely love reading “A Day in the Life” posts by other bloggers. It’s so fun to see what other people’s daily lives are like. I have wanted to do a day in the life post for a while now, and a few weeks ago, I decided to finally capture pictures of our day. I plan on doing another day in the life post this summer when I’m home with the kiddos.
May 22, 2014-a day in the life…
5:48am-my alarm goes off. I typically get up at 6:00am but this morning, I have several additional tasks I need to do before heading out the door. I wake up, read a few blog posts quickly on my phone and then hop in the shower.
6:20am-showered, dressed, downstairs making coffee. I drink my coffee iced (year round!) with 3/4 milk, 1/4 coffee (with some sugar). Yum! I pack our bags (grab our lunches from the fridge) and put them in the car.
6:35am: I wake up Will (he is usually so excited to go to Nana’s each day that he wakes up before 6:45am) and remind him that it’s his last day of his 3 year old preschool program. I get him dressed and we quickly rush outside to take some “Last day of Preschool” pictures. He is fairly cooperative, considering it is early in the morning! Harper is still sleeping.6:45am-Will and I head inside to get Harper up and dressed. She is not a happy camper this morning:( She is a grouch and kicks and screams while I change her diaper and clothes. 6:50am- I rush to put together these cute flowers for Will’s preschool teachers as a thank you for all that they’ve done this year. Will picked out the flowers the previous evening (he really wanted to buy them orange flowers since that’s his favorite color!). 6:58am-After giving the kids a few cheerios for the car ride to Nana’s (the babysitter), I get the kiddos in the car. We drive the seven minutes up the road to Nana’s. Since we’re running late, I only stay a minute or two at Nana’s. I give her the run-down on how the kiddos are doing and let her know that my husband will be picking up Will and Harper today. 7:11am-I give the kiddos a kiss and tell them that I will see them later in the day. The drive to work from Nana’s is 25 minutes, so I listen to music and think about my huge to-do list.
7:36am-I arrive at school and head down to my classroom. Our school is a pod style school, which is great when the weather is nice. However, in winter, it’s not so fun:(
I am an intervention specialist and work with students who are at risk in reading and/or math. In my role, I also serve as our school testing coordinator, 504 chairperson, Teacher Assistant chairperson, and in several other capacities. During the month of May, my daily role is the testing coordinator for our end of year state assessments. Today, I spend my time monitoring online testing sessions and competing with our school nurse to see who gets the most calls on the walkie for the day, ha! Our school nurse told me she loves the month of May since I get more calls on the walkie than she does. Throughout the day, I hear my name on the walkie a zillion times. I have to go assist with computer issues, sick students, and other technical difficulties. It makes the day fly by, though!
I have a meeting after school at 3:30 that I am responsible for leading. At 4:35pm, I head home to see my kiddos and hubby.
5:00-I arrive home to hear my kiddos shout with excitement that mommy is home! We eat dinner (leftovers) and I throw a load of laundry in the washer. 6:30pm-We head out the door for Will’s closing preschool program. His preschool is about 15 minutes away and we want to get there a little early.
7:00-8:00pm-We enjoy Will’s year end preschool program. His first year at preschool flew by! His program was very cute-the kiddos sang songs and there was a slideshow documenting the year of fun at preschool. It also showed each of the kids when they were babies. I started tearing up during the slideshow…happy tears but sad at the same time at how fast Will is growing up. 8:30pm- We arrive home and get the kids ready for bed. I typically help Will get his teeth brushed and put his pajamas on. We read a book together and talk about the day. My husband gets Harper ready for bed and hands her off to me after I’m finished reading to Will. I read a book to Harper and rock her to sleep while listening to Rockabye Baby on Pandora.
9:10pm-I put a sleeping Harper in her crib but as I leave the room, she wakes up and screams. I head downstairs and she goes back to sleep within a few minutes.
9:20pm-I make a Greek pasta salad for a Memorial Day weekend picnic and clean up the kitchen.
10:00-10:45pm-Finally some me time! I read blogs and visit with my husband before heading to bed and starting all over again the next day:)