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my daily thoughts and ramblings on motherhood, raising my kids, being a wife and everything else in between that matters in our life.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

how our day goes in the yago-hung household

I read this interesting topic in Momma Stuff and i couldn't resist in joining. it's a good reminder as well on how we go about our routines at home.

Now for this week, the question is : Do you have routines for your kids? Care to share? Does it really help?
yes, i have set a routine for my kids since day 1 so that everything would be in order. but i do make exceptions here and there especially for kyle since he's getting more independent and prefers to sometimes do things not in the schedule. so, it's keon who still has to go through the not so strict daily routines. but surprisingly, he's the one who sometimes reminds me to stick to the schedule. haha my bunso's a lot like clockwork. so anyway, on with the entry:

i specifically mentioned yago-hung since we are "squatting" in my parent's place until we get to wipe our our debts (this year, yey!) and find the best place to settle with the kids. or until we do get the chance to migrate to NZ hopefully by 2010, whichever comes first.

but i digress.

so, how do we go on with our daily routine at home with two rowdy boys, their nannies and us? let me show you:

aishi wakes up at 6:00am to prepare for work. the kids and i are still asleep.
7:00-7:30 keon wakes up. drink milk, bathe in the sun and play with me while i prepare for work.
8:00-8:30am kyle wakes up, drinks milk, playtime with the nannies. i leave for work.
9:00-11:00am playtime while the nannies prepare their lunch, bathtime. usually keon takes a 30min to an hour nap after bath. kyle and nanny go through his workbooks-usually at his request.
11:30 lunch time for the kids. this goes while watching thomas and friends.
12:00-1:00 the nannies take turns eating their lunch
1:00-3:00 nap time
3:30-5:00 playtime again for the kids. this time outside the house. but in the garage if there's space.
5:30 one of the nannies prepare their dinner and their bathwater
6:30 dinner time, baths and a little tv time
7:30-8:00 dinner time for the nannies
8:30 aishi and i get home
8:30 onwards are our bonding time before bedtime
9:30 bedtime for keon. usually stretches to 10 if he's really hyper and playful. i'll go up to the room with keon's nanny to help me give him a spongebath. drink milk before bed. say prayers, a little cuddling and playtime until keon falls asleep. i leave the nanny to look after keon in case he wakes up
10:00 mommy and kyle time. start to prep him for bedtime as well. recap what he did today in his workbook.
10:30 give him milk and prep him for his spongebath. go up to the room again and prepare him for sleep.
11:00 the kids are asleep. a little tv time for me and aishi. or if we're really tired, we just head for the bed and sleep.

but since keon's with my in-laws for the past week and since kyle's nanny is on vacation while he's in summer school, (which tomorrow is his last day. yey!) we changed the schedule a bit. but more or less this will be the routine once kyle starts school this June.

5:30am i wake up and prepare kyle's things and baon. heat water for his bath and mine.
6:00am wake up kyle, give him his milk. let him watch nickelodeon so that he won't be in a bad mood when he goes to school. aishi prepares for work
6:30 bath time. aishi leaves for work
7:00 - 7:20 school bus arrives. mama will accompany him to school.
7:30 i take a bath. prepare kyle's lunch and dinner.
8:00 leave for work
10:00 kyle comes home from school
10:30-11:00 mama prepares kyle's lunch
12:00 kyle will ask for milk.
12:30 nap time for kyle
3:00 kyle wakes up from his nap. will usually ask for milk again. then will eat bread or whatever's for merienda.
4:00-6:00 playtime with mama and dada and his uncles. or he'll ask for his workbook again and doodle. or read some books.
6:30 dinner time for kyle
7:00-8:00 my family eats dinner
8:30 aishi and i arrive from the office
9:00 bonding time with kyle, check on keon again - what's he doing, how he's doing, if there are things that need to be bought for him etc.
9:30 prepare kyle for bed. prayers, cuddling etc. while aishi will prepare kyle's food for tomorrow. (we usually cook it a day in advance to cut on time)
10:00 tv time for aishi and i. and on wednesdays, it's csi night.
11:00 i usually get to sleep ahead of aishi since i'm the one putting kyle to sleep. an hour or so before he joins us.

then the routine starts all over again. =)

now, where can i have a little me time then? haha


M0rN1nG & N!cE said...

Oh wow! Love your post Haze...very detailed ha. I agree na minsan separate din yung treatment sa kids. There are those who likes routines like your bunso while some hate it.

Please join again next week ok? I might be posting the new set of questions by Sunday night.


MrsPartyGirl said...

tama si nice, napaka-detailed naman ng inyong routine, hehe. pero sabagay, tama lang yan. habang lumalaki ang mga bata nag-iiba ang routine, mas nagiging relaxed. :)

(sumali din ako sa tanungan portion na ito ni nice. saya no? pang-mommy ang dating talaga. :D)