A day in the life of Melissa Moss
7:00 Sam (who turned 4 in July) wakes up. I can hear him on the monitor. He looks at his Star Wars books and tells very animated stories to himself.
8:00 I usually get up around this time. For the past 6-9 months Sam is able to entertain himself in the mornings for about an hour. To get this extra hour of sleep has been amazing. I have much more energy throughout the day.
8:30 - 9:00 I fix breakfast for me and Sam. Sometimes we tell a story over breakfast or read a book but then sometimes we just sit in silence while I am still waking up.
10:00 I try to get out of the house by 10:00 with Sam. There are several things we do during this time...run errands, go to botanical gardens, the library, the park, the pool or visit with friends. We're usually out of the house for 1 1/2 - 2 hours.
12:00 We get home and make lunch. If the mosquitoes aren't too bad we'll sit on the porch and eat our lunch.
2:00 - Sam doesn't nap anymore but he does have "quiet time" which is about an hour (longer if I'm lucky). He'll play by himself in his room but after an hour starts to open his door and say "Hello?" This means he is finished with quiet time. I try to get some work done during this time but sometimes I'm too tired and have to take a cat nap.
3:00 - Sam usually has an after quiet-time snack.
5:30 - We start thinking about and cooking dinner.
6:00 - We are usually eating dinner around now.
7:30 - Sam cleans his room and we read books until Sam's bedtime.
8:30 - Sam is in bed.
9:00 - 9:30 - Sam is asleep.
11:30 - I'm in bed reading my book.
12:00 - Lights out. My brain is usually spinning so it takes me at least a half hour to fall asleep.