This day was Thursday, January 22nd 2015. Keith is 35 1/2, O just turned 3 and I'm 33.
4:00am - I hear O on the monitor calling for me sleepily. He sounds pretty groggy, so I decide to wait it out for a bit and he falls back asleep.
4:30am - He's calling for me, so I get out of bed and put on my rode (it's cold in the house at night) and head down stairs to grab him some milk in hopes it will help him go back to sleep. He's wet, so I change his clothes, wrap him in a blanket and we sit in the rocking chair together where he falls asleep drinking some milk.
I move him back to his bed and he wakes up as I put him down and asks me to tell him a story while holding onto my hand. I oblige and makes something up about Peter Pan and Captain Hook. He settles in and falls asleep, and I wait for a few minutes to make sure he's really out before slipping away.
5:20am - I cancel my original alarm on my FitBit that was set for 5:45am and go back to sleep.
6:00am - Keith's alarm goes off and wake us both up. I am determined to get more sleep, so I roll over.
7:45am - My turn to shower! And I actually make some time to put on make-up and wear real clothes that don't involve sweats.
8:15am - I get O dressed, pack his snack for school and pick up around the house while Keith and O play. We say goodbye to Keith and play for a few minutes and put on shoes before it's time to leave for school.
8:30am - We head out to the car and O is happy to get right in his seat. Usually there is some kind of tantrum, but today he's in a good mood.
9:00am - I check O in, he puts his snack in his cubby and I wipe his nose and say goodbye. He asks me to stay for two minutes, but I promise him I will be back to get him after "story time". He says "awright" and I go, and head to Target.
start preping dinner. Tonight we're having Greek salads, so I chop all the veggies and make the dressing / marinade.
This dressing is a Greek Vinaigrette:
1/2 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice, 1/4 cup red wine vinegar, 1 cup olive oil, 2-3 cloves pressed or minced garlic, 1 1/2 tsp dried oregano, pinch of dried thyme, big pinch of salt and fresh ground pepper and a few tablespoons of crumbled feta. I put it in a mason jar shake it until it is all mixed and then keep it in the refrigerator until I'm ready to use it.
Miles from Tomorrowland on the ipad together.
3:45 pm - As much as O never wants to go to the doctor he sure seems to love it once we're there. He acts coy with the nurse as she takes his temperature and enjoys when the doctor shows him the stethoscope. Turns out he is 100% okay, which is a relief!
4:30 pm - We head home and O plays while I cook the chicken for our salad and prepare some of his dinner. This is usually when I let him watch a 20 minute show so I can cook dinner. He plays instead, but then I turn on a show after I'm done so I can get some other things done around the house.
5:33 pm - O and I color while he eats dinner.
6:00 pm - Keith arrives home from work and all O wants to do it play. He's not happy when Keith and I try to sit down for dinner, so Keith plays with him a little more, telling him he has five minutes. Time limits are working really well for us these days, especially when we can set a timer.
7:15 pm - Dessert is a once a week thing these days, so I go big with a hot fudge sundae. Keith gets a cone and O decides to just have a little cup of gummy worms. He's not so into ice cream these days.
8:40 pm - O is asleep and Keith and I hang out for a bit watching TV, on the computer, reading etc.
9:15 pm - I head up to bed and Keith stays up for a little while. I read until I can no longer keep my eyes open and then it's lights out for me!