Friday, November 13, 2009
Do You Ever Get Bored?
I was asked that question this week, so I thought I'd post what I did today, a pretty typical day at home. It seems like more when it's all written out! Or maybe it seems like less...
7:30 a.m.: Wake up.
Change Hueston's diaper, dress him, and begin feeding him breakfast. Watch the latest episode of "Glee" on Hulu, check email and Facebook.
8:30 a.m.: Take out trash, call David at work to say Hi.
8:45 a.m.: Shower, while Hueston sits just outside the door.
Get dressed, dry hair, brush teeth.
9:15 a.m.: Eat breakfast (toasted chocolate chip pecan banana bread and orange juice) seated on the floor while Hueston plays on his quilt. Read two pages of Phantom Island: Wind.
9:45 a.m. Hueston's second breakfast (we're on a Hobbit meal schedule).
11:10 a.m. Put Hueston in bouncy seat, asleep.
11:13 a.m. Hueston wakes up, but is content. Start a baked potato in the toaster oven, open and sort mail. Eat another piece of banana bread.
11:35 a.m. Change a diaper.
11:40 a.m. Tummy Time on the quilt. Eat a cheese stick and drink a cup of green tea.
12:05 p.m. Hueston gnaws on my knuckle.
This actually lasts five full minutes.
12:10 p.m. Stand at the front door so Hueston can stare outside. This actually lasts five full minutes.
12:15 p.m. Walk around the house naming everything Hueston looks at. Standing in our room this sounds like "Ireland pictures. Fan. Mommy. Fan. Ireland. Fan. Ireland. Mommy. Fan." Then we progress to looking at our reflections in the mirror.
12:20 p.m. Put Hueston in his swing.
12:25 p.m. Change a diaper.
12:30 p.m. Stare out the front door again. Being or looking outside usually has a calming effect.
12:32 p.m. Walk around the house. This also usually has a calming effect.
12:34 p.m. Put Hueston in bouncer. Eat baked potato with right hand, dangle toys over bouncer with left hand. This also usually has a calming effect.
12:50 p.m. General fussiness continues as I try to clean up a little.
12:55 p.m. Hueston begins luncheon (we skipped elevensies). I check email and upload photos from my camera.
2:10 p.m. Change a diaper.
2:15 p.m. Tummy Time!
2:40 p.m. Hueston seems sleepy, so I put him in his swing. I sit on the floor and sing to him, but he never goes to sleep.
3:10 p.m. Playtime on the monkey-skin rug.
3:20 p.m. Knuckle gnawing.
3:30 p.m. Hueston begins afternoon tea, alternately with short catnaps. I listen to music online on Pandora.
4:20 p.m. Hueston finishes eating and wants to play.
4:30 p.m. Change a diaper.
4:33 p.m. Check the mail, stand outside enjoying the fall weather.
4:37 p.m. Tummy Time.
Think about going to the grocery store. Think about what to eat for dinner.
4:50 p.m. Begin browning some meat that needs to be cooked, and start a load of laundry. Hueston plays with his rings and we sing some silly songs (I think I even did a verse or two of "Rawhide").
5:10 p.m. Knuckle gnawing.
5:15 p.m. Suddenly remember about the meat on the stove. Put Hueston in Bumbo chair. Resume knuckle gnawing with left hand and read Phantom Island: Wind with right hand.
5:30 p.m. Fussiness signals the end of the Bumbo time. Go outside to wait for David to come home.
5:42 p.m. David arrives and Hueston sits in the bouncer while we watch the newest clips of Nerd Wars IV.
5:50 p.m. Hueston has some Daddy time while I clean up the kitchen and switch out the laundry.
6:10 p.m. David gets Hueston to sleep and attempts to put him in his bouncer.
6:15 p.m. Hueston begins dinner.
7 p.m.-ish David puts on "Ocean's Eleven" and eats PB&J.
7:45 p.m. Put Hueston in bouncer and start making myself a quesadilla.
7:50 p.m. Change a diaper.
8 p.m. Eat quesadilla and some yogurt and blueberries while seated on the floor next to the bouncer. Try not to act too interested in the movie.
9 p.m. Bath time. Lavender bedtime lotion and PJs.
9:15 p.m. Hueston has some more Daddy time while I drain the tub and clean up my supper dishes.
9:30 p.m. Hueston begins supper, almost immediately falling asleep. David puts on a couple of episodes of "The Office." I continue waking Hueston periodically so he can eat.
10:45 p.m. Put Hueston in his crib. Hope he stays asleep.
10:55 p.m. Publish this post. Get ready for bed.