A Day in the Life

6:00 Wake up and watch TV. We watched 2 Magic School Bus episodes. It is a lot I know. Sometimes I am better about turning it off after 1. I usually have to have at least one show as I need some time to inject caffeine into my system.

7:00 Play for a bit (legos for Alex, trains for Ian, cleaning for me, out the door for Daddy) then breakfast and chores. Alex had a tough morning in that there was a lot of crying, not wanting to get dressed or play the piano, etc. He finished his whittling project and was quite proud.

9:00 Outside–When I finally looked at what he was doing I was bemused. He was moving blocks of ice from one side of the yard to another. Why? I don’t know…..why do people run marathons? Whatever the reason, it was what he needed because he came in after an hour in a much better mood. He played nicely with his brother-weighing different objects and then catapulting them across the room and asked for a snack which he got himself.
10:00 Snack—Sometimes on Thursdays at this time we go to story time and get new books. Today we have a vet appt for Spirit so we have to skip story time. I hope to go after though because we are running short on books for Alex. We then read some books and a chapter out of Mr. Popper’s Penguins.

11:00 Vet appointment. Alex read while we waited. And waited and waited. Anyone who has or had an active toddler knows that waiting 30 minutes is agony. We went over all the animal pictures, did their sounds, read magazines, and who knows what else several hundred times. They finally called us back and did their exam. Somehow Ian managed to fall off the chair he was sitting on but thankfully he landed on our coats. They told us we would need to wait another 20 minutes for the x ray to be done. We went next door to the park. They played on the structures some but they were largely ignored in favor of the picnic table (AKA as the mountain) and running randomly around.
12:00- We saw the cat’s skeleton adn learned she has arthritis :(. $309.00. yeah.

At this point I know I should go home and let Ian take a nap. We have plans to meet up with friends at the park. At the same time I really wanted to swing by the library this week and there is no way tomorrow will work or this weekend. Sooo…….off we go! Dropped the cat off, neighbor came over to remind me to let his dog in later so we chatted a minute. We listed to Julie of the Wolves on the way. Ian fell asleep so we picked up lunch and ate at the park next to the library while Ian slept in the car. He woke up and the 2 were off again. I corralled them pretty quickly though so we could get those books and get home.

Once we did that (I am sparing you the details of going to a library with a 2 year old) we came home and Alex finished his piano while I searched again for a lost item. While I was ripping the kitchen apart Ian took that as an opportunity to get into the cat food. They look like balls so…….ugh. All over. I did not find the item either. Alex was sweet and offered to help me clean it up. Quick stop by the express library to pick up some books on hold and we are off to the park with friends. A little late but not too bad! Alex and Ian both read on the way so no book on tape this time.

3-around 5 I think- Play at the park. Lots of running around, a game of hide and seek, lightsabers, and mud sculptures were the name of the game there.

We left there and swung byt the grocery store where I got out with no one crying *bowing*

When we got home I asked them to do something quiet and self contained while I cleaned up the mess I made earlier in the kitchen. Alex read and Ian ate….LOL. We went up for a bath and while the boys played I cleaned the bathroom. I usually either clean or read to them.

Daddy came home as we were getting out of the bath!

While dinner cooked, Alex did his math. We ate, read some more stories-Ian and I did. Alex was too interested in his new library books.- and then went to bed at 8. I fell asleep with the kids. I always do.

To give you the full 24 hours, Ian was up at quarter to 5 and Alex woke up at 5:30.


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