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October 24th, 2011, 07:28 AM
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What is a typical weekday like for you?
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October 24th, 2011, 08:41 AM
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We usually start about 8 getting the girls ready for school. I have to carry Jamie downstairs since she has a hard time seeing where she needs to step. I help both my girls dress and we are out the door by nine so they can go to school. While they are at school I am cleaning and putting toys away so Jamie has nothing to trip over. The girls come home at 3 and play untill 6 when I make supper. After supper the girls get a bath and put their pajamas on. The girls are ready to go to bed at 9. Rachel puts herself to bed while I carry Jamie to bed so she don't trip going up the steps. Anywhere we go where we have to carry Jamie because little changes in the floor trip her up.
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October 24th, 2011, 12:16 PM
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LOL, totally depends on the day. Nothing is ever typical around here I think.

But really...
Lil Buddy and Sarah Beth have school. Sarah Beth gets up first and I help get her ready and walk her out to the bus at 6:45. Then I come back in and get Lil Buddy ready. He gets on his bus (he goes to a different school that is for the special needs kids) at 7:25. Then I have to get Daniel ready and we go out to do morning stuff. Some days Daniel goes to a babysitter for the day and I study or clean or whatever. Then I pick up Lil Buddy at his school at 11am and take him to therapy/daycare/doctor/ or whatever he has that day. I get Daniel at 1:30 from his babysitter if he is there and then we pick up Lil Buddy from wherever he is if he isn't already with us. Then we get home and I lie Daniel down for a nap and Lil Buddy and I work on home therapy stuff. It is just play time with Mommy for him, of course. Then Sarah Beth gets off her bus at 3:30 and we play all together. I let Sarah Beth and sometimes Lil Buddy go outside in the backyard while I finish cooking. DH gets home around 5:30 and we eat family dinner. Then he bathes all the kids and I clean up dinner. Lil Buddy is in bed at 7pm, Daniel not long after that (he has a breathing treatment at night and we give him that after Lil Buddy is in bed because he is terrified of the sound of the nebulizer). Sarah Beth gets a little one on one time with Mommy and/or Daddy before her bedtime at 8:00. Then I clean, sweep, mop and get things laid out for the next morning.

I love my life, but wow, when you write it all down it looks like it is really hectic... LOL.
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October 24th, 2011, 04:50 PM
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7:30-8:00 mommy gets dressed and prepares their breakfast and bag for the day
8:00-8:30 get girls up and dressed and breakfast
8:30-11:45 therapy/doctor or craft (therapy mon, tues, thurs, craft or outing wed and fri, doc as needed)
11:45-12:20 lunch
12:20-3:00 I take Carrie to school and pick her up, Katie naps while Carrie is in school
3:00-5:30 play, craft, etc (tues she has speech at 3:30)
5:30 daddy comes home and I make dinner
7:30 - start bedtime ritual.
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October 24th, 2011, 06:35 PM
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7:30 we get up and are dressed by 7:50. At 8 we come downstairs and get breakfast and meds and are out the door by 8:25 (morning meds with no neb treatments only take about 5 minutes). Danny goes to preschool m-f from 8:30 until either 12:45, 3:15, or 5 depending on the day. Monday he gets picked up at about 5:10 because I work. Tuesday he gets picked up at 3:15 then taken to my mom's because I have class from 4-5 and then work from 5-10. Wednesday and Friday he is picked up at 3:10, Thursday he is picked up at 5. I cook dinner or serve it from the crockpot by 5:30 most nights (rarely as late as 6pm.) 30 minutes later I am cleaning up dinner and getting him settled with a bath and then reading or play time. Meds start at 6:45 and that usually takes at least 10 minutes if he doesn't need a neb treatment that day. If he needs nebs that day meds start no later than 6:30. He is usually in bed by 7 and we read either a picture book or a few chapters out of a chapter book then hugs, kisses, and good nights. I work on homework after he goes to bed until I go to bed at 10 or until I finish what is due for the next 2 days. I will pop in here or read a book if I finish early. Before I go to bed I make his lunch for the next day and put the crock meal together if that is what we are doing. Then I can just plug it in in the morning. I clean and do laundry on the weekends. While Danny is in preschool I am either in classes or at work. Doctor's appointments have become impossible to schedule around classes so I miss class to take him in whenever he needs to go in. :/
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