Monday is my hardest day of the week. I wanted to document what the day looks like so that I don’t forget. My hubby teaches for 9 hours on Monday and I prepare two meals for his students. Breakfast and Dinner. I have the boy all day while my hubby teaches and I am also responsible to work at my job while I do all of this.
Here is the schedule today:
6:30am- My boy wakes up and I feed him and change him.
7:00am- Check the recipes for breakfast and set out the serving utensils and paper plates etc. Start laundry for my boy.
7:30am- Get the cinnamon rolls that I made last night out of the oven to be cooked. Preheat the oven.
7:45am- Quickly get ready for the day: hair, makeup, and get dressed.
8:00am- Put the cinnamon rolls in the oven. Start cracking eggs for scrambled eggs. Make the frosting from scratch for the cinnamon rolls.
8:30am – Students arrive and breakfast comes out of the oven/off the stove and the food gets good reviews. It was my first time making cinnamon rolls. Also, the boy goes down for his morning nap. I do dishes between now and 9.
9:00am- The first class starts. I use nap time to chop food for tonight: onions and sausage. The hubby prepped all of the other veggies for dinner last night.
9:25am- My boy wakes up. Head back to my room to feed him.
9:45am- Put the boy in his Jumperoo and log onto my email to work. Answer emails while smiling at my son and making sure he knows that I am watching him. There are big mirror closet doors in my room so that helps. Answer emails as quickly as I can.
11:15am- Change the boy’s diaper and put him down for a nap. Run out to the kitchen to make the cornbread for tonight. Make two pans of cornbread.
12:00pm- Class is out and I start to make myself lunch.
12:15pm- The boy wakes up early. I get him, put him in a chair in the kitchen and continue making lunch and waiting for the corn bread to finish.
12:30pm- Cornbread is finished, go back to my room and feed my son.
1:00pm- Meet with the girl that I disciple to talk life.
2:00pm- The second class starts. I take the boy back to the bedroom to hang out and play until nap time.
2:30pm- I put the boy down for a nap. I quickly answer more emails and send out some registration emails. Prepare the kitchen for the evening meal.
3:50pm- I wake the boy up so that I have time to feed him and start cooking to have dinner ready at 5:00pm.
4:10pm- I start the Jambalya. The boy is in a chair with me in the kitchen. Once the Jambalya is cooking, I start to make rice krispie treats for the students. I also put out the salad, salad dressing, corn bread and butter.
5:00pm- Class is over and dinner isn’t quite ready, the rice didn’t set.
5:10pm- Dinner is ready and put it out. The students start eating. As they finish something I try to clean it. The students and my hubby watch the boy while I get everything done. I also eat during this time.
6:00pm- Class starts and I get things ready to feed my son some sweet potatoes. He is a bit impatient as he loves to eat them and doesn’t want to stop. I think he straight up sucks the food down rather than enjoying it. It reminds me of me. Note to self: break the boy of eating fast, teach him to enjoy food.
6:30pm- Head back to the room. Have some tummy time with my boy and try to get him to learn how to make consonant and vowel noises.
7:00pm- Feed my son.
7:20pm- Change my boy’s diaper and get him in his Jammies.
7:25pm- Read him the “Going to Bed Book” twice. Rock him while reading.
7:30pm- Put the boy down awake. Tell him I love him and shut the door.
7:35pm- Go out to the kitchen and start cleaning the dishes from dinner. Dry and put away all dishes that I can. Start the dishwasher.
8:15pm- Come back to the room stopping at the dryer to get out the clothes that I washed this morning. Check my email again.
8:20pm- Fold clothes and pick a cheesy movie to watch. Start this blog.
9:00pm- Class ends (my hubby is done with his 9 hours of teaching)! Sit in bed blogging and watching the cheesy movie.
9:25pm- Go and put the clothes away in my boy’s room try not to wake him at all.
9:30pm-Finish this blog while my hubby reads a book next to me.
That wasn’t all of my day but it was most of it (there were more diaper changes etc). For the most part I am super glad that I get to serve the college students by feeding them and that I get to hang out with my boy at home while working but it is somewhat exhausting as well. Monday’s are so exhausting, but it gets the day over and we can move onto Tuesday.