A Day in the Life…of the Boys!

I thought it would be fun to take a peak into the day in the life of my boys right now at ages 4 and 6. I know someday looking back it will be fun to read about what their days looked like and remember the simplicity and preciousness of their life at these ages. My boys are growing too fast y’all and I’m just trying to soak this all in!

The first one up, Joshua, was quickly followed by the other one. I made both boys chocolate milk and they slowly woke up while zoning in on cartoons. (They sit together like this under the same blanket every morning and it’s the best! Except when they fight. But most mornings they cuddle.)

They watched cartoons until it was time to get ready for school. I try to feed them breakfast but they’re never ready to eat so early. Grady had a little cereal and Joshua had a granola bar but that’s about it. So we got dressed and ready to head out the door by 7:20am. It was orange day for Joshua at school.

I dropped the boys off at Grandma and Grandpa’s house and headed to my own school. Grandma and Grandpa drop Grady off at Wonder World for preschool at 8:30am and then take Joshua to Camelot where school starts at 8:55am. I love the Seesaw app because I get pictures from Joshua’s teacher during the day. I shouldn’t post other people’s children so I won’t share the picture but I love getting a peak into his day.

Grady gets picked up at 10:30am from preschool and spends the rest of the day with Grandma and Grandpa. Joshua gets picked up at 3:20pm and Nathan and I are usually there by 4pm to pick up the boys.

Nathan was working late so I picked the boys up after school. We came home and immediately the boys started fighting with each other. Standard. They had to be separated when they got physical with each other so Joshua was sent to his room and Grady to his. I started cooking dinner so Grady got out his Lincoln Logs while Joshua built his Legos in the playroom at his LEGO station. Most nights they play together but tonight they were pretty independent.

We had dinner as a family at the dinner table. This is my favorite time of the day! We go around the table and share about our days. Joshua has started leading us in this.

“How was your day Grady? What did you do?”

“How was your day Mommy? What did you do in your school?”

“How was your day daddy?”

And then because Joshua is just as competitive as his dad he always asks how many steps on our fitness trackers we each got so he can see if Mom or Dad won in steps for the day!

And then, because I’m the only female in the house, I’ve become the target at dinner time. It almost never fails after we share about our day it’s tease Mommy time! (Can I just say I love that my 6 1/2 and 4 year old still call me “mommy”) I was sharing that I was reading the book “The Witches” by Roald Dahl to my class and that my students think I’m a real witch. So of course Joshua pipes in “Witch. You’re the worst witch in the world who eats garbage” This cracks Nathan up, Joshua giggles giggles giggles which gets Grady and I laughing as well. And the rest of the dinner is laughing together at Joshua’s wit at my expense. 😉

After dinner Joshua gets started on his homework. Of course Grady has to do his “homework” too so he can be just like brother.

Joshua read his baggy books to his dad while I finished up the dishes and then it was time for PJ’s. I helped the boys brush their teeth and then tucked them each into bed with a song.

Lights out. Another day ends. My boys will wake up a day older in the morning. Time be still.

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