So what did you do today?

Want to know what the average day of a twin mommy is like. Here is a day in the life of Fabs:

Last night I worked on my research proposal for my Masters degree until 1am.
I climbed into bed next to my sleeping wife.
I climbed out of bed to soothe a crying baby.
Rinse and repeat 6 times.
I kicked DW out of bed to take over with the boys at 6.
Slept until 9:30 while Angel Nanny looked after the boys.
Sent a few emails regarding my proposal.
Played with boys.
Drove to Joburg (about an hour away) to help my sister buy textbooks from the bookshop at med school.
Got stuck in traffic on the way to Joburg had to make a 30min detour.
Picked sister up at college (she is studying to be a nurse) took her to med school to buy textbooks. (she is now the only person in her class with all her textbooks)
Had lunch at med school canteen. Oh how I love the med school canteen! Such yummy food.
Dropped sister at home.
Drove homeward.
Stopped halfway to buy fish for fish curry.
Stopped at Auntie Woolies to pick up dinner.
Got home.
Entertained neighbours who dropped in to play with the boys.
Feed boys.
Set out bath stuff for boys.
Played with boys.
Put dinner in the oven.

Now hopefully we can give the boys their bottles and get them down without too much fuss.
Then eat dinner.
Massage my poor wife’s calf which she managed to sprain last week.
Make a few tweaks on my proposal before handing it in tomorrow.
Read a page or two in the novel that has taken me over a month to read (I could once read a 500 page book in 2 or 3 days).
Help DW pack for the boys and for us for a weekend away.
Okay the novel ain’t gonna happen *sigh*.
Try get some sleep at some point.

Twins + trying to finish a degree + running a household + finding time to spend with my wonderful wife = a very full life.

On a side note we are taking the boys to the mountains with some friends from Italy this coming weekend. I am so looking forward to it. I just hope we don’t get snowed in with the crazy weather we have been having.

DW and I love a road trip. It is a bit intimidating doing a 5 hour drive with 8 month old twins but they have to get used to it sooner or later. We are going to be doing lots of road trip adventures in the future.

Anybody have ideas on how to manage with babies in the car long distance?

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2 thoughts on “So what did you do today?

  1. I always tried to time my road trips to coincide with or happen just after nap time – and not let her sleep before we left. She would then usually sleep for about 2.5 hours in the car. Luckily we only ever went on 3 hour trips. What I would have done if we drove for another 2.5 hours I am not sure. Especially if I had two. Now, we give her the iPad and that entertains her for a quite a bit.

    Good luck.

    • I’m looking forward to the time where we can take a portable DVD player and just pop in a DVD every now and then.

      We’ll be doing a 13hr drive in Dec/Jan but I think we will have to split the drive over two days.

      It is really important for me to get our boys used to travelling because we are always going to do a lot of it.

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