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A Day in the Life Tuesday

Inspired by the Day in the Life post by Jesse over at Our Side of the Mountain I decided to try one myself.

6:30 AM Alarm goes off. Check email and my news sites on my phone. Correction: Sleep through alarm for the first time in months.

6:45 AM Wake up the kids. Still asleep

7:10 AM Coax them out of our bed. Feed them Breakfast. Prepare Lunch for Margeret and a snack for Ian. Make sure Margaret and Ian are ready to go. Nope I’m still asleep.

7:30 AM Do all the stuff that should have started at 7:10 AM. They all had frozen pancakes from Friday warmed up. We always make lots and freeze what we don’t eat for the rest of the week. I warm the up by sticking them in the toaster. My wife prefers the microwave. Go through the usual ‘I can’t find any pants’ routine.

Margeret making Pancakes

8:10 AM Tell Philip to get the last load of the kids laundry in so I can have the machine when I get back. When we moved in to this house it came with a front load washer that allowed to kids to reach. Thus they have long been responsible for their own laundry. They did 3-4 loads yesterday afternoon and evening but there was still one left. Give Philip instructions to work on his IXL math while I am gone. Take Margaret to school and Ian to preschool.

9:00 AM My breakfast English Muffins left over from this weekends and milk. Read my news sites and start writing this post. Help Philip with the math he is working on. He chose to do a section on long division and it is taking him too long to do the multiplication. We need to do more speed drills on multiplication.

9:45 AM Load and run the dishwasher. Go to start laundry. Philip had moved the loads and done everything except actually starting the machine. So I am behind by one load now and I am trying to catch up on everything from the long weekend away. Finish cleaning up from Breakfast.

10:15 AM More help with Math. We went through a couple of problem together. He knows how to do it but the multiplication step takes him a lot of time.

10:30 AM Shower and shave before I have to go out and face the world again. First thing in the morning it seems to be ok to have facial hair but by pick up time I had better be cleaned up for the day.

11:00 AM Get Philip going on some social studies, the geographic regions of BC. Give him instructions for while I am out picking up Ian and Going to my Tae Kwon Do class. Switch loads of laundry.

11:20 AM Drive to pick up Ian from preschool. I always spend sometime there playing with him. Then we sign out and head for my Tae Kwon Do class it starts at 12:15 but I like to get there a little early to get changed and do some stretching. Ian sits and plays on my phone. He started with Reading Eggs Sight words but by the theme music he switched to Angry Birds – Star Wars. It ends a 1 PM by the time I change and drive home it is 1:30pm. Philip worked on his social studies and then decided to switch to creative writing at some point.

Turkey Cranberry Stuffing Sandwich

1:30 PM Time to feed some hungry kids and a very hungry dad. Ian chose a peanut butter sandwich. Philip had grilled cheese and I had turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce sandwich. The first one was so good I went back and made myself a second one. Writing more of this post and checking email and stuff takes us to 2:20 PM.

Grilled Cheese

2:20 PM Drive to pickup Margaret. Went in and talked to her teacher. Margaret wants to try a day of homeschooling before making a decision so we were coming up with a day that works. Other that she would miss Margaret being at the school she doesn’t have any problems with it.

2:45 PM Snack Time. Easter Candy. What a surprise. Free time.

3:45 PM Drive Philip and Margaret to Irish Dance. Drop them off at 4 PM. Drive over to our local homeschooling store and browse through some curriculum in case my daughter decides to join us next year. Go for a walk with Ian. At 5 PM go and pick up mommy at work. Then go and pick up the kids a dance class. Drive home. 15 minutes at home to get their swim gear organized. Drive them all to swimming. Normally my wife takes them to swimming as that is an event that she can get to but tonight she had a craving for Turkey Tetrazzini. That is one of her recipes so she gets to cook it.

Turkey Tetrazzini

7:30 PM Arrive home Get the last load of laundry in and eat dinner. Kids play until their 8:30 bedtime. For some reason the puzzles came out tonight. Ian helped for a little bit but then decided to play on the computer.

Ian on the computer

Margaret Puzzle

Philip Puzzle

8:30 PM Bedtime (Signing off)