A little over a month ago, I shared our evening routine. To bring some balance to that post, I’m sharing our morning routines (*plural because it varies depending on lots of different factors!) today. Stick with me here, mornings are a little variable for us!
*A few notes: everything depends on the following things – if I’m going in to the office, if I have an early morning call, and what time Vishnu has to be at work/what rotation he’s currently on. Regardless, we try to leave the house between 6:50-7:05 to drop K off at school.
So with that end game in mind, here’s what a *typical* morning for us looks like.
5:30 am – On days where I’m working from home, I wake up at this time because I don’t like waking up to a crying baby. I like to have a few minutes of silence to pray, brush my teeth, and change for the day.
On days where I go in to the office, I’m up by 4:45-5 am depending on what I have to do to get ready – shower, straighten my hair, etc.
6-6:15 am – Kaiden is up sometime between 6-6:15! He’s been waking up a little later the past couple of weeks. While his entire routine was thrown out the window during the wedding we attended a couple of weeks ago, it did seem to reset his internal clock. Hoping 6 am (at the very least) is our new normal!
6:15-6:25 am – Kaiden and I sit on the couch together (he’s usually snuggled in my lap) and give him some time to wake up. This is my favorite part of our morning routine!
6:25-6:35 am – Breakfast! Recently, K hasn’t shown much of an appetite, so I usually give him a small piece of fruit, some cereal, and milk. He gets a second breakfast at school which he usually eats all of, so I don’t worry too much about this. This also gives me a few minutes to make mine and Vishnu’s shake and prep Vishnu’s (and mine if I’m going to the office) lunch (usually a salad).
6:35-7:00 am – During this time, either Vishnu or I (depending on the day) will change Kaiden’s diaper, get him into his school clothes, and brush his teeth. Then we run around getting our stuff together for the day.
7:05 am – We’re out the door!
So that’s our morning routine in a nutshell. Of course, one little thing can throw us off, but generally speaking this is how we operate!
Your turn – what’s your favorite part of your morning routine?