It is time for another ‘a day in the life’ post. Cullen turned 2 years, 5 months old yesterday, so let’s recap the day!
Friday, April 24
6:10 a.m. Cullen wakes up fussing/crying, which means he’s not done sleeping. (And even though I try, I know he won’t go back to sleep.) He usually sleeps until 7:30/8:00 a.m., but lately he’s been waking up before this. I go and try to comfort him, rub his back, cover him back up, but as soon as I leave he starts fussing again. I try 3 times, but it isn’t working, so I lay down with him in our bed.
6:40 a.m. This isn’t working either, so I give up and get out of bed. He says he wants to stay in the bed, so I leave him there. I unload and dishwasher and start a load of laundry.
7:00 a.m. I go back upstairs to get Cullen. He goes potty and then wants to watch his movie. We are doing a reward system with his potty-training, so he gets 10 minutes of screen time every time he goes potty. Currently his movie choice is Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Kind of random, but he likes it.
7:15 a.m. I make breakfast while Cullen plays. I make quick-cooking steel cut oats for both of us. I also use this time to check e-mails and other notifications.
7:45 a.m. We eat breakfast. Along with oatmeal, Cullen has some yogurt and an apple. (He loves eating apples whole.)
8:00 a.m. Cullen and I play in his playroom. We play a matching card game, use watercolors, and then watch the garbage truck come and take our trash away, which is always a highlight of the week. (Find me on Snapchat: therunnersplate)
8:45 a.m. Time to get ready to go to the gym. I change Cullen’s clothes, pick up his room, make my bed, switch the laundry to the dryer, and do a bunch of other random things.
9:30 a.m. This takes entirely way too long, but we are finally out of the house heading for the gym.
9:45 a.m. I drop Cullen off at the childcare while I get my workout in. I do an interval workout on the treadmill and then lift weights for 30 minutes.
11:45 a.m. I pick up Cullen from the childcare area, and we head back home. I drink a protein recovery drink on the way home (SFH protein powder + almond milk).
12:10 p.m. Arrive home. Cullen goes potty, and then watches 10 more minutes of his movie. (Which I always have to start at the beginning for him.) I get lunch ready for us during this time.
12:30 p.m. My lunch is a reheated The Best Vegan Burger with a homemade bun from last night’s dinner. Cullen has some peas, goat cheese, and applesauce.
1:00 p.m. Nap time! I know Cullen will actually take a nap today. He did not sleep enough last night and has been fussy today. After I put him down for his nap, I do a bunch of computer work: this blog post, post on Instagram, go through emails, check in with my athletes, etc. I also take a shower, fold laundry, pick up the house, and make a grocery list.
4:15 p.m. I end up having to wake Cullen up from his nap. As he was waking up though, he ends up wetting his bed a little, so we go potty, change his clothes, and sheets. (We have about one accident each day. We have been working on potty-training since the end of December, so we did start kind of early. I think if we would have waited until now he would have caught on sooner, but, hey, we saved a lot of diapers. I just have more laundry to do now.)
4:50 p.m. Cullen watches some more of his movie while I curl my hair. I then work on some more of this blog post until we leave to have dinner at our friend’s house.
5:30 p.m. Leave for dinner. We hang out with our friends and have dinner at their house. We have a delicious spread of falafel, spinach fataier, and other traditional Arabic foods.
10:00 p.m. Arrive home and get ready for bed. We knew we could stay out later with Cullen since he had such a long nap.
10:30 p.m. Bedtime!
This is a pretty typical day for us: out-and-about during the morning whether it is a workout at the gym, running errands, taking Sadie to the dog park, or a play date. We are then home during the afternoon for nap time and work for me. I will then make dinner, and we’ll try to do something together as a family whether it is a walk or play in the backyard. Other nights Craig and I tag-team watching Cullen so we can get things done.
Here are the other ‘A Day in the Life’ recaps I’ve done:
Almost 2 Years Old