It’s Sunday so I’m linking up with the lovely Katie at Mummy Daddy Me for the Ordinary Moments!
I thought I’d write a post about a typical day for me. I imagine that actually it’s not that different to wherever you’re reading this from. if you have kids there’s the same stuff you have to do wherever you are in the world 🙂 The differences will probably appear on the weekend, I’ll do a separate post for that!
Arthur wakes up at the totally unsociable time of between 5-6 😢every morning. I never ever imagined myself thinking 6am was a lie in but since Arthur it is!! its light by around half 6 so it’s not so bad. Mark has to wake up at 6 to get ready for work anyway.
I get Arthur changed and give him a bottle. Mark makes tea and coffee we have a bit of family time before he goes to work at 7. I’ll then give Arthur his breakfast. A friend lent me a sing and sign DVD so me and Arthur have been watching this in the mornings which he seems to enjoy.
Between 8-9 Arthur goes back to sleep, usually for around 90mins so in this time I get as much boring stuff done as possible:
- sweep the floor….the floors are tiled as it helps keep the place cool but also easy to keep clean, but it’s amazing to see how much dust and general grub gets accumulated every day!!
- Wash up breakfast stuff
- get started on making some dinner (although mostly we make dinner that goes for more than one night so this isn’t everyday!)
- try to do a little bit of exercise….nothing major just a bit of yoga or some sort of toning thing!
- get some washing on.
(I imagine this is all sounding pretty familiar right!?)
When Arthur gets up he will have another bottle. We will then do some errands like dropping off the bins (no door to door collection here!) pick up some things from the shop and have a little walk. Taking Arthur for a walk where we live is not really that easy as there’s no pavements so I make sure I take him out when I know the roads will be quiet (don’t get me wrong they are never busy but there are still quieter times!). Anywhere walking from my house quickly ends up having a sea view it’s really lovely and it’s a real nice way to relax getting some sea air, there’s usually a light breeze the closer to the beach you get too which is always welcome!
Once we are back we play in the house a bit and then I’ll make him some lunch. He will then usually have another nap around 1 for about an hour up to two if I’m lucky!
During this time I’ll have my lunch and maybe watch some tv (we download all our tv so I’m always at least 2 days behind anything usually more!). Ill try to do some blog stuff ! I usually am iMessaging my Mum around this time too (I love that we can do that)
When Arthur gets up he will have another bottle. I quite often Skype mum and dad at this time. (Right now we are 4 hours ahead of UK time but this goes back to 3 once the clocks change there….they don’t change here.). We then play some more, and at some point between 3-4 Mark gets home from work, he will always have more to do when he gets home though (teacher!) Ill try and get out with Arthur.
Half 5 Arthur has his dinner followed by bath and stories! He’s in bed for half 6.
It’s dark by 7. Mark and I will have dinner together, watch a film or some TV current favs are Modern Family, Sherlock and Game of Thrones (watched the final of season 3 last night oh my god….can’t wait for season 4!)
So yeah that’s it really!! I try to get Arthur in the pool at least one week day a week we have the paddling pool now so I can always chuck him in there for a quick cool off! We are coming up to the really hot and dry time of year so the paddling pool and our air con are really gonna come into their own! Something that I feel is really missing here are any parent and baby classes and a park.
On weekends we always make sure we get some proper ‘Seychelles time’ but I’ll save that for another day! Thanks for reading!