Morning routines?

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Morning routines?
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Fri, 03-05-2010 - 2:08pm

In light of the recent discussion, I realize that we have a pretty simply morning routine....what is yours?


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PumpkinAngel

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Tue, 03-09-2010 - 10:27am
dh gets up at 5:45, starts the coffee, showers, reads the paper while eating breakfast. 12yo dd gets (herself)
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Mon, 03-08-2010 - 1:58pm

DD 7 years, and DS 3.5 years


DH up at 4:30 and off to work by 5:30 (home at 4:30 pm)


I wake up at 6:45 and take a quick shower, make my bed, and get dressed.

Christine
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Mon, 03-08-2010 - 1:24pm

DH and ODS have alarms on watches set for 6:00am. However, they are both usually up between 5:45am and 6am. The 6:00am alarms are for back up. I get up between 5:45 and 6:15. YDS gets up by 6:15am usually. If he sleeps in, I will wake him up around 7am (very rarely). DH takes a shower first, then eats; ODS eats then takes his shower. YDS bathes in the evenings. I shower after I exercise- which is after everyone leaves. Everyone gets themselves dressed and their own bowl of cereal. I make lunches for whomever wants one- although DH frequently does his own. I usually get the paper and we read it while eating. I have a cup of coffee as I don't usually eat until later.

At 7:am DH is supposed to leave for work- this ends up being between 6:45 and 7:15. At 7:10 I take ODS to school. YDS usually does his computer typing program at this time. At 8:10 I take YDS to school.

ODS is 12 and YDS is 10, but except for ODS's start time- new this year, we have been doing the above for over 4 years.




Edited 3/8/2010 1:28 pm ET by tryingtoquit
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Sun, 03-07-2010 - 4:03pm
Alarm goes off at 5:30.
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Sat, 03-06-2010 - 12:21pm
roflmaopmp
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Sat, 03-06-2010 - 7:01am
And then there's this method (It's like ICHC lives in my head!!!)

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Kitty

"I would make a long list, but that would take too much time and I have stuff to do like taking over the world and cooking cheese spaghetti."

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Kitty

"If you can't annoy somebody with what you write, I think there's little point in writing."-- Kingsley Amis, British novelist, 1971 t .

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Fri, 03-05-2010 - 11:43pm

I just put the extra pancakes (if there are any) in the fridge. Dylan will zap them in the microwave the next morning. He has been known to eat them cold with peanut butter and jelly on them. A pancake pb&j sandwich.

chris

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Fri, 03-05-2010 - 9:13pm

I get up at 5:30 -- shower, get our lunches ready, check my emails - at 6:20 I wake up lIza - we go downstairs - I make her breakfast ( yes.. you read that correctly..she's big into her choc. chip pancakes)... and at 7am we go upstairs and she gets dressed and I help brush her incredibly tangly hair nd at 7;13 we leave and I drop her at school

yeah i probably do too much for her...but honestly? I don't really care... ;-)

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Fri, 03-05-2010 - 8:50pm
Nope. It's a pretty modern microwave. Over the range Whirlpool.
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Fri, 03-05-2010 - 7:59pm

Mine's easy because John's grown.

Monday is different from all the other days because I work night shift and slept at home (usually) Sunday night.

Monday, I wake between 3 and 4am and begin the laundry (usually 4 loads, but occasionally 5). I'll usually eat around 5:30 or 6am. Around 7am, I feed the cats, scoop the litter boxes. If it's a dishwasher day (every other day), I load up the breakfast dishes and set it to start in 4 hours (that way, if there are any last minute dishes, such as prep for dinner, they can go in). If it's not a dishwasher day, I sweep the bedroom hallway and the living room. I also sweep the sewing room on Mondays. If it's the last Monday of the month, I also mop it. Then I do whatever the next monthly chore is for that day.*

At 9am, I head out for my Monday errands. Giant or Food Lion, PetSmart, Costco gas station and then usually Costco (but not always). Come home, unload the groceries and put them away, fold up the grocery bags to be returned to the car when I leave for work and usually by then it's noon or close to it and I head to bed.

The rest of the week, my morning routine starts when I get home--usually 9am, unless I stopped off on the way home from work to run an errand. Unload my tote from work, hang the tote and purse in the storage room, feed the cats, scoop the litter boxes and take the catfood cans to the recycle bins. Then it's dishwasher/sweeping, and whatever the chore of the day is (Tuesday--vacuum master bedroom, Wed--vacuum spare room, Thur--sweep/mop master bath, Fri--sweep/mop main bath), and whatever the monthly chore is. Then breakfast and some chill time before bed around 11am.

On Saturday, I have my usual get-home-from-work routine, but Saturday has quite a few chores. Sweep/mop the bedroom hall and living room, vacuum the living room rug, disinfect one of the litter boxes, empty and rinse out the dustbin to the vacuum (I empty it after every vacuum job, but on Saturdays I rinse out the dust canister and let it air dry).

Sunday, in addition to the daily thing, I clean the cats feeding stations, change out the kibble bowls and sweep/mop the dining room and kitchen. (the kitchen is swept daily and damp mopped every other day, but that's an evening routine chore).

I have a list of about 27 or 28 (I haven't counted recently) of monthly chores and do one per day. These include things like 'clean the dining room windows' or 'rinse out the heat pump filter' or 'clean the light fixtures in the master bedroom'.

My Tues-Fri morning chores--all of them, including the monthly--rarely take longer than an hour to complete and usually take around 30 minutes.

This is a fairly new routine for me, so it's not habit yet, but I'm seeing the advantages to it, even as I still balk at the routine of it. When I started it was an hour a day, easy. I'm getting better and the house is less dirty so the jobs take less time now.

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Kitty

"I would make a long list, but that would take too much time and I have stuff to do like taking over the world and cooking cheese spaghetti."

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Kitty

"If you can't annoy somebody with what you write, I think there's little point in writing."-- Kingsley Amis, British novelist, 1971 t .

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