Mr.O awakes and readies himself for a day of Jesus-trinket peddling (haha I kid). I make his lunch for the day and his coffee to-go, then kiss him goodbye! Little Bee is usually awake and ready for her morning bottle and cuddles.
The Bear is awake. We girls start our Spotify playlist of morning music then sing and dance into breakfast time! Bear loves scrambled eggs and fruit, so that is our usual morning menu unless I decide to shake things up a little around here.
This is prime time for Mom-chores. The girls are freshly rested, changed and fed--so they are super independent and like to entertain themselves for about an hour or two. This is when I do the previous day's damage control, a.k.a. dishes, a bit of laundry and general through-clutter-pathmaking!
Bee is down for her morning nap, so I try to devote this time to Bear. We have one hour to ourselves to color, play with toys and read books, etc. Her all-time favorite is P.D. Eastman's book Go, Dog, Go. She quotes it all the time, asking us, "Doyouwikemyhat?" Or if we ask her if she likes our hat, she answers, "I do!" I really want to theme her upcoming birthday party after the dog-party at the end.
Bee is awake from nap. This is a miscellaneous time--for more cleaning, playing, dancing, and sometimes Veggietales or Bubble Guppies.
What time is it?! It's time for lunch! (See everysingleepisodeof Bubble Guppies)
We heat up leftovers or have sandwiches, yogurt and veggies.
The girls both go down for their glorious, togetherness nap. Bear will sleep for up to three hours, but Bee only sleeps one right now. I get one lovely hour to myself, and maybe one day I will tell you of all the horrible, treacherous, widely concealed, mustache-twirling, muahahahaha adventures I embark upon whilst they slumber.
And yes. I'm part-Native American, so I DO have a mustache. Be jealous.
Bee is awake and Bear has up to two more hours of nap left, so this is me and Bee time. We also read books and play with toys. I've been teaching her the parts of our face, but even though she knows where noses and eyes are, she gets all coy and isn't brave enough to show the world how brilliant she is yet.
I put on supper, unless it's for the crockpot when I would have put it on at lunchtime. Then, if it's cool enough, we go outside to play until suppertime. Bear is a very stereotypical toddler and loves to be outside! She enjoys my Dad's apple tree (we live in my parent's driveway....stay tuned for Tour de Wheelburrow [yes that is the correct spelling of the name of my house] and a long-story-short), and this
To the girls' giggly excitement, Daddy is home! I finish up supper while they reunite from a day of labor. Then we pray and eat together.
8pm: Winding-down time with storybooks or a movie.
8:30-9pm: The tiny monsters are in their caves for the night.
9pm til 6am: FREEEEDOOOOZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.....