An ordinary day in the Fever house

I am a tad nosey curious about other peoples lives, and I often find myself wondering what everyone else does on a ‘normal’ day. You know – the everyday things. Are we all doing pretty much the same things, or has someone come up with a great time-saving idea that could cut chunks out of my workload? (If that’s you, and you have….please share your secret!)

So here is our everyday, weekday routine. Just in case anyone else is nosey interested and would like a peek into our lives. 

7am – Wakey Wakey!
The children tend to wake at around 7am. A fairly sociable hour really, but still far too early for me. I could happily spend more time in my bed. Once the kids are up, they require immediate feeding, so we all troop downstairs for the morning mania of cereal, toast and spilt milk.

8.30am – Leave for school. We are lucky enough to live close enough to the school that we can walk every day. I love being able to take my kids to school – I know how lucky I am.

9.30am – About this time Max is ready for a bottle of milk and a morning nap. Once he is asleep, I try and get on top of the dishes, the washing and the housework before he wakes up. On a good day I might cram in a bit of work or blogging too.

12pm – Lunchtime. Max and I usually sit down together for lunch. It’s lovely to be able to do this.

1pm – Playtime. After lunch I try to make time to sit down with Max and play for a while. It’s all too easy to spend all day rushing around, but I do think it is so important to make time for play too. Sometimes it is structured play – sensory games, stacking blocks etc and sometimes I let Max take the lead – whether that is Happyland, looking at a book or just taking all the saucepans out the cupboard.

3.30pm – School pick up. Again, I love the fact that I can pick my children up from school. I love hearing about their day and what they have been up to. Max often sleeps in the pushchair on the school run, and once home Gemma and Jacob have some down time – playing, drawing or watching a bit of TV.

5.30pm – Dinner time. We tend to all eat together at 5.30pm when Kevin is home from work. Max eats what we eat – I don’t cook him anything different. After dinner, the older 2 do their homework or reading books while I tidy up in the kitchen and Kevin spends some time with Max. Every other night we do bathtime too.

7pm – Bedtime. Max has a bottle of milk and we all head upstairs for a story. Max and Jacob go straight to sleep, while Gemma often reads a book in bed for half an hour.

8pm – Grown up time (sort of). Sometimes we will sit down and watch TV together. A lot of the time though, I use the evenings to catch up on blog posts and work articles. Before you know it, it’s time for bed before it all starts over again!



  1. April 12, 2014 / 1:25 pm

    I wish we could walk to school. It takes us 30 mins in car to get to school from our home 🙁

  2. April 13, 2014 / 12:51 am

    It’s lovely having them awake, but heavenly to see them fall asleep after a busy day!

  3. April 19, 2014 / 5:35 pm

    I am tired reading this it makes you realise what we do as parents!

  4. April 20, 2014 / 10:32 pm

    This sounds alot like how my days went, my twins are in full time school now and i’m lucky enough for the time being to be at home for them. One of my sons has a lot of hospital appointments so its handy that I can take him there without worrying about work.

  5. April 21, 2014 / 3:31 pm

    Sounds very similar to my average day! 😀

  6. Anonymous
    April 23, 2014 / 2:55 am

    its a time in your life youll think back on with happy memories

  7. April 23, 2014 / 10:45 am

    Lovely to read about your day, takes me back to when mine were first at school, i was lucky enough to be at home with them and in walking distance of lower school, great memories of chatting with them on the way back.

  8. Anonymous
    April 23, 2014 / 1:53 pm

    Seems nice and calm compared to my manic house, with a nearly teenager with ADHD and twins of 3 boy and girl, my house is all over the place but i love it all the same, wouldn’t have it any other way

  9. Pam Francis Gregory
    April 23, 2014 / 5:48 pm

    Sounds like a very orderly routine – Good for you!

  10. April 23, 2014 / 6:07 pm

    parents deserve more; rewards, trophies, gold medals ect!!!

  11. April 23, 2014 / 8:14 pm

    this might sound like a mundane day to you but it sounds perfect. A lovely balance between kiddie time and parent time.

  12. April 23, 2014 / 9:27 pm

    we have very similar routines! only i have 3 older children and 2 babies under 18months, but routine is everything to me, my whole day goes out the window(along with my sanity) if my routine gets messed up 😀

  13. April 23, 2014 / 10:20 pm

    Oh good doesn’t the exhaustion set in, children rarely seem to get tired.

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