Monday, 28 April 2014

Spring Day in the Life 2014

Joining up with Navigating the Mothership and her quarterly Day in the Life post, this quarter it is being hosted by Mama Tully over at Adventures in Tullyland.

Tuesday 15th April 2104

Joss 3 years 9 months
Jasper 11 months

Sometime after 3am and before 5am Jasper wakes and Philip deals with him

5.49am Philip gets up and heads to the shower

6.03 I chill out in my bed and check social media on my phone, amazed that both my children are still asleep

6.15 head downstairs grab a drink and chat with Philip with out kids, a rarity

6.30 Head up stairs to get dressed, hear Joss and extract her before she wakes Jasper (they share a room now)

Philip asks her if she slept well, she says she didn't Jasper kept her awake all night (he didn't), he gets her started on breakfast and then finishes getting ready for work.

6.45 Joss "waves dadda to the door" as she calls it.  We now have to wait for him to get to the end of our road and turn the corner before we close the door and this particular morning it it a bit frosty and I wish I could just close the door. I get her back at the table eating breakfast.

I start my breakfast of eggs, beans, and toast

 I try to flip my eggs for over easy but some one has been using metal utensils on the non stick pans and I have a small melt down and decide the best option is to flip them out sunnyside up (or down as it may be in the photo)

I hear Jasper on the monitor so I throw some toast in the toaster for him and run upstairs and am greeted by this

How can you not love that?

7.04 we are all downstairs and at the table for breakfast

7.10 Joss decides she is done with breakfast I tell her to go upstairs and get dressed, she walks out of the room and straight back in and says "but mama I don't know where my clothes are"  I tell her they are in the same place they have been for the last year since we moved in and she proceeds to go upstairs while Jasper and I finish our breakfast. 

This is what happens when you let a three year old get dressed on her own she comes down with her pants on backwards and inside out.  A 10 minute negotiation that make Middle East peace talks look like a walk in the park happens and finally she agrees to let me help her put her pants on the correct way.

Jasper in happy snacking away in his high chair so I do a quick blitz of the kitchen wash my face and straighten my hair.

7.35 get Jasper out of the high chair and we head upstairs to do teeth brushing, face washing, and get Jasper dressed.  Grab a load of laundry and throw that in the machine.  Have the daily hair fight with Joss but finally get it done.  

8.15 we are in the car to do a quick shop before Jasper's morning nap, usually I wouldn't bother trying to push this in the morning but we have a crazy afternoon and are running out of some basics.

 First of the British strawberries have hit the shops which means we HAVE to buy them.  Joss would eat a punnet a day if I allowed her and she is so excited that we are buying strawberries that she burst out into a monologue in the grocery story that goes something like this.  " I LOVE strawberries, my daddy LOVES strawberries, you LOVE strawberries, Grandmas LOVES strawberries, daddy eats strawberries to grow big and strong if I eat strawberries I will grow big and strong like my daddy"
Joss has brought a book in with her to the shops and is standing in the cart "reading" it like it is the latest Dan Brown bestseller.  Jasper is just not amused by the whole pushing a shopping trip before nap time.

 Having an OMG moment as I buy our first batch of Whole Milk to start weaning Jasper on to cows milk.  Insert some Fiddler on the Roof here

Hit up the crisp aisle to pick some Quavers for a picnic the next day and Joss see some Hula Hoops (a type of crisp not the toy)  and shouts at the top of her lungs.  MAMA WOO HOOS I LOVE WOO HOOS CAN I PLEASE WOO HOOS THEY ARE MY FAVOURITE.  I buy her the Hula Hoops just to get her to stop shouting WOO HOO in the middle of a store filled with mainly over 65s.  On a side note they are also baked and low in salt so not like I am getting the kid a king size pack of Doritos or anything.

9.00 We are home and I put Jasper down for his nap, put the groceries away, make a quick call for work, txt a mum we are meeting later for a play date, get Joss a snack, hang out laundry and put another load in (I keep thing one day I will do a DITL when I am not doing laundry then I laugh at myself and realise only if I am still doing DITL when I am living in a retirement home), and pack the changing bag for our lunch play date.
 9.45 Resist the urge to let Joss watch TV so I can veg while Jasper naps and decide to pretend I am a good mum and grab her speech work and our pack of UNO cards.  Joss does really good at her speech work but is not in a good mood to play UNO so after one game I give up.  She plays with some toys while I dig through the toy box for Duplo blocks that have been put in there instead of the Duplo box and have a general clear out of all the toys that should be with their sets instead of in the toy box. 

Joss is obsessed with birthdays and birthday cakes so she makes me a birthday cake out of stacking cups and has to sing me happy birthday while I blow out the candles a few times.

10.15 Joss is bored of playing with her toys so I go a head and let her watch some TV so I can have a few minutes peace and veg out.  I tell myself its okay because she will be playing all afternoon with her friends.

11.00 Hang another load of laundry on the line and pack the last few bits for us to take to the lunch play date and txt the mum we are going to be late as Jasper is still sleeping.

Wake Jasper do the whole change and feed him thing.

11.50 out the door for our lunch/play date.

12.15-1.30 lunch date at Oasis with Susie and Jobe, I stupidly don't order anything for Jasper and not only does he eat all the snacks I brought for him but half my baked potato, really have to realise I need to start ordering him food as well.

1.30-3.15 back to Susie's for some fun in the back yard, on the walk back to Susie's Joss is "reading" her book again and we have to have a discussion about the fact that she can read it when walking but when we come to a road she has to look up and hold my hand while crossing the road.   All three kids play really hard and have a fun time with the cars, side walk chalk and bubbles.  Jasper is absolutely filthy from crawling around,  but they are all really happy.

3.30 Home from Susie's and I put Jasper down for a nap. Joss has a snack while I wash and get bottles in the sanitiser and boil the kettle to cool.

3.45 Joss and I play some Uno again but she isn't in the mood and after one game is finished.

4-5pm Joss runs between the house and garden as I chill out and do some bit and bobs around the house.  I wake Jasper from his nap and he is a bit cranky and wants lots of cuddles.  Joss is very concerned that he is not happy so grabs him a toy and gives it to him.  This makes him smile and she spends the rest of the night telling me what a big help she is and that she made Jasper happy by getting him a toy.

5.30 we sit down to dinner both kids are pretty worn out and not really in the mood for dinner so we head straight for bath.  I am amazed at how much easier bath with the both of them is getting especially now that Jasper is able to sit on his own in the bath with out support.  Jasper screams like I am ripping him limb for limb when I get him out of the bath and get him in his pjs.  He is rubbing his eyes like crazy so I figure that even though he had a late nap I am going to give him a bottle and get him settled.  Joss gets her pjs on while I am feed Jasper and heads downstairs as I get him settled in bed.

6.15 Jasper is out like a light bulb and I let Joss watch some programs on my iPad while I clean up the kitchen, bring the laundry in and do a massive laundry fold and organised so I can put it all away the next morning

7.00 Joss and I have a cuddle on the couch before I take her up to bed, Jasper wakes while I am in the room but do the whole make no eye contact trick and he settles again with out a problem I can hear both of them chatting for a few minutes but both are out by 7.15pm.

I decide to have a Homeland marathon and finish watching season two only to realise that season three is not available yet.

I have a quick bath and shut down the house for the night and realize it is going on 10.30 so head to bed for the night.

Sometime after 11pm Philip gets home from work I hear him come in and my brain completely switches off and I am out.