If you were to ask me,what’s the happiest thing in life?I would very much shout out”It’s my 2 lovable children and supportive husband!”Yes,many did ask how can I make it this far?Having to take care of the 2 children,manage the family,even have the time to do up teaching aids for the kids,prepare Bento for husband lunch and Adelle snack in sch as well as all our meals.
I’ve replied back that,I cant do all this from the very first place when Ayden was born.Not at all.I gotten help from my Mum and Mother in law.They come every day to help me out.(I’m breastfeeding Ayden then till he was 15mths)It was until Ayden was much older say around 7-8mths old,my mum will come alternate days to help me.It’s only when she started work last Oct which was when Ayden is 14mths old,I gotten to manage on my own beside the “training” when she used to come every alternate days.After Oct,I’m fully on my own with two kids.
So I told myself,I can’t do without routine.Yes,there is no way I can go without.People might say Im so restricted to a time table for the kids.But if I dont do this,everything will not be in place and I will be sure I will be lost.So to set a routine while handling with two children,I still find that it’s very important.Okay,at least to me.
I set a routine in such a way that every morning,I will be up at the same time as my husband(530am),to prepare all the cutting for lunch and dinner because if I dont do this,I will not have the time for these when Adelle goes for class,Ayden will stick to me whereby I cant do any of these
So,I will finish the cutting for dinner,prepare all our lunch(cooked)so that I can pack Dear’s set of lunch bento for the day(it’s everyday).Of course,my husband will go with me to Adelle sch to drop her off before he start his journey for work.For myself,I will go to the supermarket which is just 2-3mins walk from Adelle sch.
Upon reaching home,both Ayden and myself will have our breakfast.This is the time where I can bathe him and get him ready for the day lesson before bringing Adelle home from school.When the little girl gets home,it gets busier whereby I will need to bathe her and get the children lunch ready by 1145am(Adelle finishes class at 11am)
But,I’m often quite free by 145pm,where both of them will nap till say about 4pm(most of the time)..Of course,I will make full use of the 2 hrs duration to look for more teaching ideas,or do up the left over teaching aids before preparing our dinner for the day at 330pm.(thats how I can manage to cook 2 meals seperately instead of cooking a meal and store in the thermal pot for both meals in the past)
The kids need their milky after they wake up,we are often quite free by 430pm.That’s when I will either bring them down for a walk or do some activities at home.I will get real busy starts 530pm onwards.Yes,thats when I need to vacuum and mop the floor(I do this everyday),bathe the two kids and they will be ready for dinner at 645pm.Of course,Daddy will be home by 740pm,the latest.
Yes,this is what I call it a routine,and is ongoing since I am on my own a couple of months ago.