It's intriguing to peek in to other's lives. That's why I've enjoyed the "Show Us Your Life" series over on Kelly's Blog. This week it's "What's Your Typical Day".
Because I haven't had a typical day for many years, here's a breakdown of might happen on our house day to day:
M-W-F: These days I'm primarily wearing my stay-at-home mom hat. Declan gets up 8am-9am and I shower (usually) before he gets up. We eat breakfast and either head out to play date, run errands or play until lunch. After eating lunch we play or head to the park (weather pending---dear Spring, I miss you!). Declan naps around 2pm for 1.5-3 hours. Throughout the day I'm texting and emailing clients if it's urgent but Dec's nap time is where I get most my work for the day done. We also swing by my office if I have something to fax or to pick up. Declan is well known for tearing the place a part, ahem, I mean entertaining my co-workers. If I do take him to a client meeting (very rare, but does happen) I just call him my cute assistant and it all works out. I love the flexibility of my job for allowing me to be mommy and career woman simultaneously.
Tues-Thurs: These are my office/meeting days. Declan goes to daycare these two days- daddy usually drops him off (his office is 2 minutes away). I try to pick him up but Mark does that duty too if I have an appointment that clashes. I'm BUSY BUSY these days. I pack in every work related thing that will fit!
Our evenings definitely depend on my work schedule. I sell real estate so I work when my clients are off and some only have evenings available. I keep my client base a manageable size so I'm only working a couple evenings a week for an hour or two. Declan and daddy hang out doing whatever boys do. :)
I work nearly every weekend. I take appointments here and there and do some work out of my home office with an 18 month old crawling on my shoulders (literally). I never really mind this for the most part and I work my appointments around our weekend activities. We always do something as a family on Saturdays and Church with lunch afterwards on Sundays. In general we're pretty busy with hanging out with our family and friends.
I got to bed too late around 12am-1am. I blame this on my night owl husband. If you want to read other "typical days" you can pop over to Kelly's blog.