Sunday, February 12, 2012

A day in the life...

I'm not even going to apologize  :::hangs blogging head in shame:::

I wish I could say that we have been so busy doing fun and exciting things that I simply haven't had time to update the blog. Sadly, and as you probably guessed, we have not. For the past few weeks we have been going through the motions of our daily routine.

8:00am - Matt gets up with Lily (yes we know how CRAZY spoiled we are!)

8:30ish - Mommy lifts giant belly out of bed and makes way downstairs.

9:00am - Lily insists that everyone join her in the playroom after breakfast.

9:01-10:00am - Mommy gets roped into playing dollhouse. I am growing to despise this activity which consists of Mommy holding a doll (of Lily's choosing) and trying to guess what said doll would "like to do".

10:00ish - Lily's internal Elmo alarm goes off and she begins to request a snack in front of the TV for the last 30 minutes of Sesame Street. (She has zero interest in any other part of the show...just Elmo)

10:30am - Sid the Science Kid comes on following Sesame Street. In not my proudest mommy moment I allow my toddler to watch an additional 30 minutes of TV. Repeat after me, "It's education so that makes it okay!"

11:00am - Lily enthusiastically requests either a bath or a shower. On shower days I hop in there with her. On bath days my hygiene comes secondary. While in the bathroom we brush our teeth and Lily practices sitting on the potty. (She has yet to actually do anything on the potty. Once this week she peed on the floor next to the open potty, that's progress. Ha.)

12:00pm - By the time we are finished getting dressed etc it is usually around noon and we head downstairs for more dollhouse time! For the next 30 to 45 minutes I ask Lily every 5 minutes if she is hungry for lunch, because I am starving.

Lily requests the exact same thing for lunch Peanut butter bread and "yogurt with a spoon". On very exciting days (and honestly more often than not) Matt makes me something delicious for lunch like a BLT or bacon, egg, and cheese on a bagel. Otherwise I also eat a peanut butter sandwich.

1:30pm - Lily goes down for a nap. During this time I usually throw in a load of laundry and clean up for a few minutes before hunkering down on the couch to play words with friends and waste an hour of my life surfing the internet.

2:30pm - I head upstairs to "re-set" Lily. At this point she has been jumping in her crib for the past hour and needs a gentle reminder as to what she supposed to be doing. For the record she is almost never a terror during this time and she is sleepy, but ever since we took away her paci she has a hard time settling down to sleep.

2:30-2:40pm - These are a critical 10 minutes, if all is quiet then it means napping success! Otherwise jumping commences.

3:30 (never later than 4:00)pm - I head upstairs to fetch sleeping beauty. I know it may seem odd to put her in her crib an hour before I expect her to actually sleep, but if I wait until 2:30 the nap DOES NOT happen. Some days she needs some time to play and wind down, other days I don't here a peep from 1:30 to 3:30. Repeat after me, "Every day with a toddler is an adventure!"

4:00pm - Lily has taken to snuggling on the couch in the sunroom for about a half hour once she comes down from her nap. During this time we usually read books. If it weren't for the whining this would be my favorite time of the day ;) Occasionally there is light snacking.

4:30-5:30pm  - The witching hour. Most days it is impossible to be happy during this hour, Lily makes sure of that. Matt is usually fully immersed in work, which makes Lily irritated. I am tired of playing dollhouse, which makes Lily irate. Heaven forbid I get started on dinner. Lucky for me it is just an hour.

5:30pm - Lily sits down to dinner. Since she eats about 6 foods dinner usually consists of some combination of the following: noodles-sauce-and-cheese (said as one word, meat (hamburger) is also permitted), hot dog, applesauce, green pepper, cheese, green beans, chicken (ONLY in the form of a veggie chicken nugget), or frozen peas. Occasionally she will have pizza or request something out of the blue like lettuce.

6:00pm - Mommy and Daddy decide whether we are "eating or waiting". If I haven't started dinner while Lily is eating hers then the answer is often waiting. Although for the past few weeks we have been pretty good about cooking and consuming dinner by 6:30.

6:30-7:00pm - The best 30 minutes of the day!! Lily is in a fantastic mood. Matt is officially on a break from working and I don't have to play dollhouse!

7:00pm - Goodnight moon and goodnight Lily. Most nights she goes down without a peep and is sound asleep by 7:15.

Some days we change it up. Tuesdays for example we have music class followed by a playdate with Griffin. When it is warm enough (which for January happened almost too frequently) we go for a walk. We also hit up the library. Because Matt works from home most days I almost never have to take her with me to run errands which is awesome, except for when I do have to take her and she misbehaves because she isn't used to sitting in the shopping cart for an hour.

Today we are having an unexpected sick day. Lily woke up fine, ate slightly less than her usual breakfast, had a snack around 10:30 and by 12:30 had thrown it all up (all down the front of my hoodie). For the past several hours we have been laying in our bed cuddling our pathetic little girl while she dozes off and on. She smiled a few minutes ago and asked for some water so hopefully the worst is over.
Repeat after me, "Every day with a toddler is an adventure!"


  1. I love this! And there is just something about that darn Elmo----I think there must be subliminal messaging in his clip of Sesame Street.

  2. Time flies when you're having fun!

  3. Aww, sorry about the sickness! You are absolutely right.. every day is an adventure!

  4. The sickness is so awful :( I do love the extra snuggles though ;)

  5. Happy Tuesday! Visiting from Growing Up Geeky's Toddle Along Tuesday. :)