A day in the life – Cat at Juggling Act of Life has done it, as well as Laura at Harassed Mom.
2:00 (bit foggy about the time) Mieka cries. I fetch her and bring her to our bed. Put her on the breast. I feel that she is burning hot from fever and gets up to put in a suppository. Dries fetches a damp cloth to put on her forehead. She tosses and turns until about 3 when the fever breaks.
5:00 Alarms go off. I switch mine off, and gets back into bed. (Mieka is still in bed with us). Dries switches his alarm off, and gets back into bed.
5:20 Dries gets up and shower.
5.35 Dries goes downstairs to start with breakfast and the lunch boxes. I snuggle a little bit closer with my sleeping toddler (no fever) next to me.
5:45 I get up and get dressed. Make-up as well.
5:57 Take out clothes that needs to be ironed.
6:00 I pick up the sleeping toddler and put on her clothes which I have selected the previous night. She sleeps through everything, even while combing her hair.
6:07 Go downstairs, and sits with her for a while on the breast.
6:15 I place the sleeping toddler in Dries’s arms. I collect all my stuff (lunch box and Mieka’s bag, with her bottles that has been prepared by Dries). I put my breakfast – boiled egg on toast (aka Dries) – on the front seat. I make sure that food and key is in place for the cleaning lady coming in for the week.
6:20 Dries places the sleeping toddler in her car seat. (Dries and the teen leaves a little bit later and he drops her off at her school).
6:30 I drop the sleeping toddler off at the crèche. I have to place her in another person’s arms and she cries. I have to leave her...
6:35 Sit in traffic and eat my breakfast and drink my morning herbal tea.
7:20 Arrive in the office. Start checking my emails, and check some blogs.
7:45 Drink coffee with colleagues.
12:30 Drive to school to fetch the teen. The school closes at 13:00 because they have an Open Day for next year’s grade 8 scholars.
13:25 Stop at McDonalds for a take-away.
13:35 Back at my work-station.
15:30 Leave work with the teen and colleague, Johann.
16:05 Pick up the toddler at the crèche. They tell me that she has been a bit difficult and complaining during the day.
16:15 Drops blind colleague on corner of his street.
16:25 Shop at the nearby Spar. The teen wants blue balloons, scrap book paper and felt-tip pens. We find the felt-tip pens at the Waltons next door.
16:50 Arrive home. Breastfeed the toddler.
17:00 Dries arrives home. He takes out haddock out of the freezer, and puts vegetables in the steamer.
17:15 I feed Mieka a bit of leftover pasta. She eats a little.
17:30 We play with Mieka – crayons and she plays with her “toilet”. She plays for a while in the teen’s room. We watch The Doctors (a fav) in the background!
18:00 We eat. With a glass of red wine! Mieka plays with her food.
18:30 We watch V.
18:40 Mieka falls asleep on the breast.
19:30 We bath the toddler who has woken up again.
19:50 Medicines for the toddler.
20:00 I announces that we are going to bed, and the toddler waves and kisses her Dad.
20:05 I read a book with the toddler.
20:10 I lie down with the toddler on our bed and breastfeed her. She falls asleep, but seems restless.
21:00 I give up and take the toddler downstairs again.
21:10 I blog. Dries spends a bit of time with the toddler.
21:20 Dries takes the toddler upstairs with a bottle.
21:35 Dries comes down again after the toddler had fallen asleep, and we watch some television.
22:30 I take a bath.
22:50 I try to take the toddler to her bed. She cries and I put her on the breast.
23:05 I try again to put her in her own bed. No success!
23:10 We get into bed with Mieka in-between.
(This is not a normal day! But I don’t think we have any “normal” days anymore...)
Have you noticed? I have a Saint for a husband! I couldn’t have done it without him!
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