Let’s face it, our kids have a VERY different childhood than we did. Between gaming and cell phones and everything else that makes up our current society, kids today have an entirely different landscape to navigate.
But some things never change, like school and chores and everything in between. Here is a look at the day in the life of my kids.
Wake Up Call
We have to be at school by 7:30 am which means out the door by 7:25 am. So, the kids have to be up by 6:30 am to get ready and out the door. And listen, I wish this was not my job, because I am not a morning person either. But is what it is and I get to hear the whining and not wanting to get up.
Once they are up, then there is some bickering about getting ready, and eating and whatever other dramas pop up during our morning routine.
Off to School
We rush off to school where they will spend time with besties and learning about all the things kindergartners and second graders learn about. Some days I will surprise them for lunch if my schedule allows me to. And like this week, I’ve volunteered to help with the book fair and the second-grade musical. I love being able to sneak up there when I can, and will continue to as long as I am able. Also, I love their school.
We are very fortunate to live where we do. We are a STEM school and moved into a new building this year that is absolutely amazing. I really can’t believe it is for elementary kids but at the same time so thankful that we are there.
Pick Up Time
School is out at 2:55 pm, and it’s time for snacks. The way my kids eat after school I wonder if they eat anything during the day, but I see their lunch accounts, so I know that they do. Homework, if there is any, follows snacks. Then depending on the day, it’s either soccer practice or karate. Wednesdays are my kids favorite days because my father-in-law, their Gpa picks them up for some quality time at their house. Another aspect of my life I am super grateful for.
Dinner and All That Follows
We aren’t too terribly structured around our house. I do have some general rules I stick to. Like, I try to get everyone fed at a decent time, and then it’s off to bed. Usually between 8-8: 30 pm.
Intermittent throughout their days, there may be playing in their rooms or video games or trips to the library. Making huge messes and leaving them for me. Movies on the couch with mom and dad. Or watching their favorite shows in my bed because of course mom’s bed is the best. I will have to say, they have it pretty good, and I am thankful that my husband and I can do the things we can do for them. And I might add that, I am just a teensy bit jealous of the lives they get to lead.