A Day in the Life

I thought for this blog post it’d be super fun to just share my daily schedule! I think it’s so interesting to peer into other people’s lives to see how they differ daily, so here we go! Every day in my household is different, but we have the same ‘formula’. In the Short household, we like to do things in a fashion we call “a total hot mess”. You’ve been warned!

6:00 AM — Wake up time for the entire household! I set the alarm & wake everyone up, if we’re lucky. Bentlee is an extremely early riser and will wake up at 5:30 most days. I get ready, while Marcus feeds Bentlee her breakfast, lets the dog out, and feeds the animals.

6:40 AM — By this time, I’m finished getting ready and it’s time for me to get Bentlee ready for the day. I change her diaper, get her into her clothes and clean her breakfast off of her face. This takes longer than you’d think. I also eat my breakfast, pack mine and Marcus’ lunch, start the vehicles, pack Bentlee’s daycare bag & try to breathe.

7:15 AM — Socks, shoes, & coat drill between Bentlee & I. We get ready to go and leave the house around 7:20-7:25 AM.

7:25 AM to 8:00 AM — Bentlee & I commute to daycare & work. I took a job on the OPPOSITE end of town from where we live, so I take all 3 interstates to get to work. If I’m lucky, we arrive to daycare and work without incident.

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM — I currently work at a contract call center. My job is a customer service representative for a large life insurance company based in St. Paul.

5:00 PM to 5:30 PM — I pick up baby girl, and we make our way home!

5:30 PM to 6:30 PM — We use this time to unwind! I unwind for a total of roughly 30 seconds, then I start making supper. As soon as we finish eating, Bentlee gets in the tub. This is by far her favorite part of the day!

7:30 PM — Bentlee goes to bed around 7:30 every evening.

7:30 PM to 10:00 PM — I take this time to do LITERALLY everything else. I do laundry, general cleaning, and get ready for the next day. I do homework almost every weeknight, along with watching Netflix.

10:00 PM to 10:45 PM — I use this time to wind down, chill on my phone and relax. I usually am asleep by 11:00 PM and get ready to do this all over again the next morning!