Hey folks, how are you? I am trying to do more with the site, somehow, someday I will get to it all. Work has been a bit more than I am used to, but I need all Ican get as I have things that need doing.
I want to share the daily schedule in my house as it may help another stay at home or work from home mum. It’s a schedule I built over 19 months with my kids (adjusted at different points) – so it didn’t happen overnight.
6am: Wake up for me. Let nannies into the house and go back to sleep. (I am not a morning person in the least).
7am: Twins are awake and playing with each other (their cribs touch, so they can touch each other). I give them a few minutes and go in. Only myself or my husband go into the kids room to take them out of bed….it’s deliberate.
We change diapers, make beds by putting all their stuffed animals back in. They help to put the animals in.
7.15am: Nannies come to the nursery, they wash kids hands and all else. (Schedule changing a bit because of potty training).
7:20am- breakfast – pancakes, french toast, weetabix, muesli, oats, akara, cerealac and anything else I can come up with quick. Served with water and followed up with fruits (I do seasonal Nigerian grown fruits- mostly cut up).
8am: offer milk (peak 123) – 6 to 8 ounces. I sneak vitamins (halliborange) into their milk.
Free play time. Sometimes we read, sometimes we build Lego, sometimes they play ball in the house, sometimes they work on tangram (building blocks), sometimes alphabet blocks, or counting abacus.
9am: brush teeth, wipe up, change clothes and brush up hair.
10am: mid-morning snack. Sometimes left over from breakfast- pancakes, french toast, bannana or cerealac. TV comes on- mostly Disney Junior, or badanamu on You tube ( check it out – I love badanamu 😂), or baby Einstein.
11.30am – TV goes off and I announce it’s nap time and the fake crying starts. Put them in cribs and watch them over the monitor throw all their stuffed animals out of the crib.
12.00pm- it’s noon finally, they fall asleep. The house is quiet. I do the tasks that require the bulk of concentration. Some days I take a quick nap if I had a rough night.
1.30pm to 2pm: offer lunch when they wake up shouting “outside”. If they accept, they eat – swallow, rice, spaghetti, potatoe, plantain, toast, whatever is on the menu (I will share meals on a different post). Followed with chicken, egg or fish or beef. And then fruit again. If they dont accept we go outside and eat after.
Outside: some days we swim, some days we ride bicycles, some days we play ball, and sometimes they just run and chase lizards and beg to get in the pool.
3pm: back in, wash hands, change clothes. Depending we offer lunch or snacks. Biscuits, cerelac, pudding etc. Sometimes yoghurt or apple slices with peanut butter.
More free play, sometimes with the TV on, or them just running in the house and making a lot of noise.
5pm: Time for dinner. Whatever is available. I dont offer fruit after dinner because they get milk after.
They usually spend time with their dad at this point he is home. I take a break from them and their nannies.
6pm: I serve 6 to 8 ounces of milk, sometimes with a bit of chocolate syrup.
6:30pm: bath time. They pick one book each for bedtime. After bathtime and I dress them, the nannies head out.
6:45pm we sit around on the floor and read the 2 books. Then we read a childrens bible- one story. We say a simple prayer.
7:00pm I kiss them and put them in bed. Lights off.
7:05pm – my house is quieter than a graveyard. And I kind of start my day- run the machine, look for food for myself and hubby, see what groceries I need to order etc. Get some work done or crochet and watch TV.
On days we do go out, I try to stick to the schedule as much as possible. My kids get cranky if they are up by 7:30pm. Even with family functions etc- like their first birthday, the latest they have ever been up is 9pm.
One thing for me is I prefer to do things such as wake them up myself, bath them, put them to sleep etc. I am grateful for the opportunity to do it and I understand many moms work away from their home. So this is in no way saying what is better than the other, I am just sharing what goes on with my babes.
I hope you enjoyed reading it. Leave me feedback please.