5:33 i get up and jump in the shower. mackenzie is usually waking up shortly after me. and madi wakes up a little closer to 6:00 every day. ;)
6:30 i'm trying to hurry up and finish doing my hair so i can get max out of bed, get him a bowl of dry cereal and turn some cartoons from netflix on. start the first load of laundry. and give the dogs their breakfast.
6:40 hurry madi along. drop kenzie off at the curb on silver hawk ave. and then drop madi off at the front of her school for student council (they enter through the door that goes to the front office)
6:50 go see my friends at einstein bagels. they know my usual, everything bagel toasted with cream cheese and a large fountain drink (they have the best diet coke).
7:00 get home, hide my bagel in the microwave from the dogs. max has been getting himself ready by this time so he can play on the xbox. i make sure his backpack is ready for school, make my bed and then start the next load of laundry... the whites. darric's usually finishing up his shower just in time for me to throw his towel in the wash.
7:25 we tell darric good-bye (he leaves just after us) and head out the door to max's school where we wait until 7:40 for the teachers to come open the gates. it usually takes max a couple minutes to get out of the car. and he usually has to make comments like if you really loved me, you'd let me stay home with you or school is just like jail.
7:45 sit down at the computer, with the dogs close by and enjoy my bagel. check my email and work on posts for my family blog. fold the laundry and put everything away.
1:20 head to max's school to get a parking spot. check instagram and bloglovin while i wait. kenzie's bell rings at 1:19 and she slowly makes her way home. someone usually walks with her. like bryan or AJ.
2:11 the bell rings and max makes his way out. madi finds reasons to stay after school. she helps her teacher out, walks to cartwright with her friend to pick up her siblings (her teacher's kids) or has something for student council. around 3:00 or so, i get a text from her saying i'm done and i head over to pick her up.
the rest of the afternoon... max works on his homework and then eventually makes his way outside to play with the neighbor boys. madi works on homework/catches up on instagram. and kenzie tries to get a nap in because she'll have practice later.
5:00 the time we can expect darric to walk through the door. if i'm good, dinner will be just about ready to put on the table and then we all sit down together to eat. kid's showers are taken later that evening and not long after 9:00, we've all made our way into bed for the night.
this post was originally written may of 2013, but never made it into that year's blurb book, so i'm publishing it now.
i just want to get this down, before summer gets here. because next year, with kenzie going to high school, things will be a little different. so here goes, our daily schedule...
5:34 i get out of bed and into the shower. brush my teeth.
6:00 go wake madi up and let kobe out to go to the bathroom. pick out clothes for max and lay them on the couch. put my make-up on, pick up dirty clothes.
6:30 wake max up. kenzie gets up a few minutes later. grab max a bowl of dry cereal and turn some cartoons on for him in the front room. (he used to sit at the table and eat his cereal with milk, but things changed) get myself dressed and maybe blow dry my hair (or just throw it into a ponytail).
6:45 i start letting madi know it's time to go. get a load of darks in the washing machine.
6:50 we're finally heading out the door. madi has student council at 6:55.
7:00 remind max to brush his teeth, brush his hair and get his shoes and socks on. he is usually dressed by the time i get back from taking madi.
7:15 kenzie comes out for breakfast. and probably says hi-ya every morning.
7:20 leave to take kenzie to school and then drop max off. he waits until he spots one of his friends and then he gets out.
if it's monday, i'll probably head to the grocery store next. any other day, i head back home with kobe. start another load of laundry. pull up the day's 1825 blog post. link to it from facebook and now, twitter and google+ too. then probably pin whatever we posted. check emails. then work on posts, go through blogs.
1:20 leave to go wait for max to get out of school. a lot of days, i've left at 1:00 to grab lunch or a starbucks drink. kobe goes with me.
2:12 max gets out and we drive over to get the girls. sometimes madi has something going on after school and we have to come back later for her.