My weekdays are busy. There’s always something I need to be doing with one or all three of my girls. I’m lucky that more often than not my Hubby does the actual running kids to school or nursery but I’m the one who prepares. He just gets himself up, washed and dressed. Here’s what a typical school/nursery run morning looks like for us:
Despite my alarm being set for 7 every morning, my usual wake up call is from P3 at 6am. I get her out of bed, grab her some clean clothes, go for a wee and head downstairs. I change her nappy and get her dressed. We then have a biscuit or some fruit (depending on what we have in the cupboards). I like to use this time to just chill, check up on social media, write blog posts or edit video, I also put on some telly that the older two can’t watch or hubby doesn’t like, for example Casualty or Midsomer Murders.
My alarm goes off. This is the time I head upstairs to wake P1 and P2 up if they haven’t woke already. It’s also the signal that it’s time to start getting breakfast. Upstairs I get P2 on the toilet and get her dressed. I hand P1 her school uniform. We’ll sometimes have an argument about her jumper or cardigan being uncomfortable.
The girls are given breakfast. This is usually a chocolate spread sandwich with some grapes or a banana. Some days we have cereal. I eat at the point too. They have kids programmes on the telly. I usually have to remind P1 to eat as she loses concentration quickly.
The girls play or eat depending on how slow they are that day. I sit and carry on checking social media or interacting with other blog posts, answering emails etc.
I shout up to Hubby to wake up. I’m the only alarm that works for him as he’s a heavy sleeper. I then call for P1 and/or P2 (depending if it’s a nursery day or not) so that I can do their hair.
They get their shoes on when we hear hubby get into the shower.
When the hair dryer blows the girls get their coats on. They play between things.
They leave the house with Hubby for the school run. At this point I do a quick tidy up of any toys they’ve left, plates or cups to wash and take P3 upstairs so I can get showered and go to whatever group we have.
I find my mornings very stress free. Mainly because hubby does the actual running around. It’s a leisurely morning but when I do the school runs everything gets messed up. It’s a rush and definitely stressful. I need to get showered when I wake but never have the motivation to actually get up on those days. That’s why hubby does the school runs.
Are your weekdays stressful?