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I thought it would be fun to tell you the play by play of our weekdays. Hold onto your hats because our life is probably a little bit too exciting;)
Anywhere between 6:15-6:40 a.m. I wake up to my light being turned on and some random stuffed animal staring at me until I open up my eyes.
It always takes me a few minutes to actually get out of bed and so Brooke plays in her room for a bit while I check emails on my phone and scroll through Instagram… you know, the really important things in life. Loved this find on Instagram the other morning,
Breakfast is usually right at 7:00—> scrambled cheesy eggs and fruit for Brooke and oatmeal with a banana for me. I get Brooke ready (don’t worry, I usually get ready 8 hours later) and we are in the car a bit later. Some days Brooke hits up pre-school and the other days she goes to my mom’s house/sister’s house/gym daycare for a little bit..
And I go for a run. AKA my sanity. The thing each day that helps me to be a niceish/patientish person for the rest of the day. I am usually out on the roads running anywhere from 30 minutes to 90 minutes during the week. I always start off with dynamic drills and end with stretching, foam rolling, core work, I grab a snack (pretzels and string cheese are my jam currently) and lately I have been icing my shins afterwards.
I pick up the Brookers from wherever she is and we go do something active for her outside unless it is cold then we hit up something indoors. I make it a priority each day for her to be able to get out, move around and explore for a while each day.
I come home and finally get myself ready for the day (and sometimes that doesn’t even happen until much later:)
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We usually get lunch in at about 1 (either we eat out with friends or make something ultra simple at home—> salads, turkey burgers, sweet potatoes, noodles etc) and at 2 Brooke goes in her room for quiet time.
I usually have about 3 hours of work to get done in the middle of the day (emails, posts, freelance work etc) and Brooke will play for about 45 minutes to an hour on her own in her room. Then she watches a show or two and for the rest of the time that I am working she sits on my lap and helps me or I multitask and play pretend doggies while writing my post. It’s extremely exciting.
Dinner time rolls around (we are all about eating at 5:30 p.m.) and we once again either whip something up at home or go somewhere for food. Brooke loves helping out in the kitchen and we can usually make something much more healthy if we eat at home so I have been trying harder and harder to cook dinner together.
Then we go do something social. It is easy for me to call it a day after dinner but I love spending time with friends and I do try to put myself ‘out there’ a bit in order to meet guys to date. Yes, sometimes it is still strange to me that I am in the situation that I am in right now and out socializing and trying to date again ha!
We read books, brush teeth, usually have a minor 3 year old meltdown at some point and say our prayers and then Brooke gets in bed by 8:30 and I finish up my post to go up the next morning! After that is done I do household stuff. I turn on Pandora and zone out while I clean (tell me other people destress by cleaning too). It is marvelous and cleaning has always been a relaxing thing for me. I am strange and have to clean my kitchen each night before I go to bed because I can’t stand waking up to a messy kitchen and try to make breakfast. But yeah, I don’t usually smile as I clean but I did for the picture.
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Once I finish up with things around the apartment I get ready for bed, read for a few minutes and put my phone on the other side of the room (so that I’m not tempted to read the entire internet at night) and get to sleep by 11 or so.
And that is our day. Thanks for joining our days for the last 5 years!!
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Parents reading—> what time do your kiddos usually wake up?
Favorite ways to destress at the end of the day?
Do you wake up to an alarm clock, naturally or does somebody else wake you up each day?
What is your favorite part of the day?