As a mum of four it is inevitable that there will be one day of the week that is just crazy busy! For me it;s Mondays! So I thought I would share with you a blow by blow account of a typical Monday in my house!
5:00am - Rise & Shine!!! Have coffee with husband and pack his lunch!
5:15am - Shower.
5:25am - Husband leaves & I make school lunch for my daughter, kinder lunch and snack for my other daughter, 2 snack boxes of food for the day for my other daughter and son to snack on during the day as I find it saves me time through out the day.
5:40am - Dishes & start the daily loads of washing.
6:00am - Breakfast for me in peace!
6:30am - My son normally wakes up and I dress him and give him his breakfast.
6:45am - My other children wake up and have breakfast.
7:00am - First load of washing goes into the dryer.
7:30am - The girls get dressed
7:45am - Hair! This is a challenge depending on moods of the girls at the time!
8:00am - Pack school/kinder bags, sign notes, sign reader folder etc
8:10am - Shoes, beanies, jackets.
8:15am - We set off on the 2 and a bit walk to Kinder
8:30am - Kinder drop off
8:45am - School drop off
9:00am - Quick play in the park on the way home for my daughter and son.
9:45am - Arrive home, hang washing on line/dryer, get food out for dinner.
10:00am - Start the daily baking. Put the baby down for a nap. Set my daughter up with some craft or she helps to cook.
10:50am - Madly clean the kitchen
11:15am -Leave the house for Kindy-Gym.
11:30am - 12:30pm - Kindy-Gym for my youngest two which they love!
1:15pm - Kinder pick up
1:30pm - Lunch
1:45pm - Vacc, mop, general tidy of the house. Check emails.
2:15pm - Prepare dinner.
3:15pm - Leave the house for school pick up
3:30pm - School pick-up
3:45pm - Arrive home and have afternoon tea
4:15pm - Leave house for Basketball
4:30pm - 5:30pm - Basketball
5:45pm - Arrive home from Basketball, organize dinner. Husband has arrived home :-)
6:00pm - Dinner.
6:30pm - Baths
6:45pm - Bed for baby, stories and readers for the girls.
7:15pm - Kids sleeping! YAY!
7:20pm - Clean up after dinner. Dishes, clean out school bags etc.
7:45pm - Husband leaves for indoor cricket & I set myself up for some serious clothes folding in front of the TV.
9:00pm - Shower
9:15pm - Organize clothes for tomorrow (husband arrives home)
9:30pm - Emails & Uni, I do all my reading and note taking at night!
12:00am - Bed time! & get up and start again tomorrow!!!!
I have to say as busy as I am with 4 kids and a Law degree I wouldn't change a thing! There is never a dull moment that's for sure and I certainly think that being a mum is the best job in the world!!!