Here is my day…
3:40pm Leave work
On a normal day, I try to head out of work before 3:30, but today I was running a little behind since I got there late. My drive to pick up Jack is usually filled with thoughts in my head of my day. It’s my time to unwind and think, but oftentimes I’m anxious on my ride home because I’m excited to see Jack.
|My car is taken over by baby even when he’s not with me.|
4:45pm Dinner for Jack
Most day’s Jack is starving when he comes home from school. I try to hold him off until 5, but on this day I couldn’t do it. It’s getting harder to figure out what to feed him. On this night he had pita and hummus, mixed veggies, peaches, cheese and chicken. While Jack ate and I waited for Kevin to get home, I prepared his lunches for the rest of the week. Monday is my leftover night, since I usually make dinner on Sunday. The night before was the Superbowl so I kind of had a random mix of leftovers, so Kevin and I ate chicken, rice and veggies on a tortilla. It was a quick and easy meal.
6:00 pm Bath time
After dinner is cleaned up, it’s time for Jack’s bath. He loves his bath time and it usually gives me a little down time, because he’s entertained in the water. On this particular evening, he was not himself and bath time was kind of quiet, but he was still content for me, until I wipe his face, which I save for last.
7:00 pm Jack’s bedtime
After Jack’s bath, I lotion him and get his jammies on, which he hates. Then we play in his room for a bit and read books together. He is finally showing interest in books and will sit through a few of his favorite stories. I love our time together before bed. He gets a bottle, we snuggle then he goes to sleep. I rock him and cuddle him more than I should according to all the parenting books on getting your child to sleep through the night, but I don’t care, because sometimes after a long day apart you just need those extra snuggles.
7:15 pm Me time