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A Day in the Life

Posted on the 06 November 2013 by Karaevs @KaraEvs

I haven’t done a Day in the Life post since last October, so I thought another one was in order since again, SO much has changed since last year! It was fun to read that post and see how much Isla’s schedule has changed.

So here’s the Day in the Life of your’s truly for Tuesday, November 5:

7:00 a.m.
My alarm goes off and I ignore it. I’ve been trying to wake up before Isla so I can enjoy my breakfast and coffee in peace, or at least in as much peace as the dogs will allow it (Whiney little buggers). Then I remember that it’s garbage day, so after 10 minutes of laying there I peel myself out of bed so I can drag the cans to the curb.

7:15 a.m.
I hear Isla starting to wake up. Time to eat my breakfast as fast as I can. At least the coffee is ready.

7:50 a.m.
I get Isla up out of bed. She’s loves to just lay there in her crib and chat to me before letting actually pick her up so I can change her diaper. After she’s changed, I get her breakfast going – raisin toast and raspberries (her favorite fruit by far). I also feed the dogs, who have been giving me “the eyes” since I woke up. While everyone eats I read blogs and drink my coffee.

Breakfast of champs! Also note that Campbell knows where food comes from and can always be found at Isla's side during her meals.

Breakfast of champs! Also note that Campbell knows where food comes from and can always be found at Isla’s side during her meals.

8:10 a.m.
Isla is finished her breakfast, so we go and watch the news and wait for Daddy to come home from work.

8:40 a.m.
Kyle’s home from work, tired, but home! Isla tells him about her evening.

10 a.m.
I put Isla down for a nap, and Kyle and I hop in the shower. At 10:30, she’s still awake, but falls asleep. I use the time to groom Daphne – She desperately needs her nails to be cut and her fur brushed. After about 45 minutes, I’m done, and Daph is beautiful. I’ll probably have to brush her one more time since she was starting to get a little bitchy at the end.

11:45 a.m.
Isla is starting to wake up from her nap, so I get her lunch together. Pasta and oranges! I swear this kid loves food a little too much. By noon she’s up and dressed, and we sit down and have lunch together. (Pasta for me as well, but a microwave meal – don’t judge.)

2:30 p.m.
After lounging around on the couch after lunch, I put Isla down to see if she’ll have an afternoon nap. She was acting a little grumpy for no apparent reason, so a little “alone” time for her wasn’t going to hurt. After I put her down, I gave Campbell a bath. Ugh. He jumped out of the bathtub only once, which is a win in my books. Now he’s smelling pretty!


3:30 p.m.
Isla still hasn’t fallen asleep, so I go in her room, change her diaper and “remind” her that it’s time for a nap. Instead of falling asleep, she throws a fit, so it looks like there’s no afternoon nap today.

4:15 p.m.
Kyle volunteers to make dinner, which is music to my ears. It’s ready just after 5 p.m., so we all eat together.

6 p.m.
We’re done dinner and the dishes – just in time to turn on the hockey game! 

8 p.m.
The effects of no afternoon nap are starting to show their symptoms and Isla is started to get particularly grumpy. We begin our bedtime routine: brushing teeth, putting on PJ’s, having a sip of water, reading a book, and into bed. She fell asleep while I was reading “The Places You’ll Go,” but I finished it anyway and put her down into her crib.

8:20 p.m.
Isla’s in bed, and I can now join Kyle on the couch for the rest of the hockey game. The Canucks ended up losing in a shoot out. Oh well.

9 p.m.
Kyle’s ready for bed since he hasn’t slept since the day before. (Night shift really knows how to mess with you.) Instead of going to bed, he 1/2 watches Monday’s episode of The Voice with me. I actually skipped through a couple of the performances because they were HORRIBLE. My favourites so far? Cole on Team Blake and James on Team Adam. I’ve yet to watch Tuesday’s episode, so I won’t decide on Christina or Cee Lo’s teams quite yet.

10:20 p.m.
Thanks to the wonderful invention of the PVR, I’m done watching The Voice and we decide to go to bed. I tuck Isla in and call it a night!

I would say that’s a pretty average day for us, minus the dog grooming part!

What does an average day in your life look like?

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