In 2013, I documented using Ali Edward’s Day in the Life concept monthly and it was one of my favorite projects ever. For the third year, I’m repeating the project. On the 4th of each month, I’m going to document my everyday life. I like having a set day because I won’t worry about finding a “representative” or “normal” day. Wherever the 4th falls, that’s what I’ll document. (In 2013 I documented the last day of the month, in 2014 I documented the 15th. This year, I let a random number generator decide.)
Here’s Saturday, April 4:
It’s a little tricky to share a Day in the Life now that our foster baby is here and we can’t share anything about her. So I did a lot of photo cropping and omissions.
Morning starts with a baby shaped alarm clock, a diaper change, and a bottle. We all settled in nice and lazy after that for a bit (none of us are morning people). Jake took the car to the shop for an oil change and inspection in the afternoon while the baby napped, the kids watched Guardians of the Galaxy, and I worked on finishing up a video voice over for Pocket Your Year. I worked on that off and on throughout the day whenever I could snag a quiet moment. Jake did a lot to make sure I had time to work, like taking the kids for a walk to the hardware store for yard waste bags and grass seed and chaperoning Eliza at an awesome bouldering birthday party for one of her friends at school. She was really into the climbing and we’re planning on making it a regular thing.
I feel like half of my day right now is preparing baby food. Why not do it in a Batman mask while talking in a Batman voice? Jonas is super into helping with the baby, which means I have to remind him not to climb on the crib when we’re getting her after her nap. He makes up lullabies. It’s the best. In the evening I went grocery shopping at Trader Joe’s and then returned a baby outfit that was too small and picked up a few things at Target. I also stopped to look for a Captain Marvel action figure I know Target carries, and was super disappointed to find that not only were they out of that action figure, but also that there were ZERO female action heroes in the whole aisle. Boo.
When I got home, Jake helped me to put away the groceries, but we also laid them all out to take a picture. This is something that feels weird to do now, but is going to be so cool in 20 years. I spent more than I usually do on a grocery trip, but I got a lot more fast and easy meals for the week so I can try to get back ahead work wise.
Jonas wanted to try to grow an avocado, so we’re doing an experiment. Thanks, Internet. Last but not least, we got the smallest two in bed, then our holiday helper got us set up for Easter the next morning. Then we were exhausted so I read a bit of The Walking Dead Compendium 2 before bed and fell asleep fast! (Those are Legos, not candy. For the win.)