Welcome back to my blog series. I hope you all survived the storm Doris. We had a few broken down trees in the area and it was bin day yesterday which meant the estate looked like a mess. Thank god the weekend is close.
Today I introduce you to Jenni who blogs at Odd Socks and Lollipops.
First of all, tell me a bit about yourself.
I am Jenni, I am a 31 year old mum of one. My daughter is 3 years old. I have fibromyalgia and joint hypermobility syndrome and blog about our life in general. I live with my daughter Boo and my Danish husband.
How many times were you woken last night?
My daughter slept through last night.
Do you co-sleep?
What time do you normally wake up?
How much average sleep do you get a night?
I am not sure, my illnesses mean I am up lots in the night due to them. But probably 5 or 6 hours.
What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?
Have a good morning hug from my daughter.
Tell me about your typical morning routine.
We get up and get dressed. Then we go downstairs and we have breakfast together before my husband goes to work. I then get Boo ready for nursery, if she is going, and then take her to nursery.
When and how often do you prepare the family dinners? Give us a few examples what you would cook.
We have a family dinner together every night except Tuesday and Thursday – those nights it’s just my daughter and I as my husband is at university until 9pm. We have all sorts of things, my daughter’s favourites are lasagne and pasta based dishes.
What’s on the menu for lunch?
My daughter has a hot lunch at nursery on the four days she goes so I grab a sandwich those days. Other days we love having boiled eggs and soldiers!
What activities have you got planned for the day for the kids?
We go to the library it the afternoons after my daughter gets home from nursery, as we love reading together. We also do lots of jigsaws and we love painting and drawing, and my daughter loves playdough at the minute. My daughter goes ice skating on Saturday mornings with her daddy, and they go swimming most Sunday mornings too.
Do you generally eat dinner together as a family or get the kids fed first?
We all eat together (except when my husband is at university then he eats later)
What do you do after dinner?
We all load the dishwasher together and then we play games or do jigsaws until it’s time to start the bedtime routine.
What is your bedtime routine?
My daughter has a bath, and then we brush her teeth and we read her a story in our bed. Then she goes into her own bed and I turn her groclock on. We then sort her teddies out (she had about 7 of them she ‘needs’ in bed with her each night) I tell her another story and then she goes to sleep.
Most importantly, when and where do you normally blog in those 24 hours? Do you have a schedule?
I blog when my daughter is at nursery and then in the evenings once she has gone to sleep. She is usually asleep for 7pm so I blog for an hour then. One of my blogging goals for the year is the reduce the time I blog to only when my daughter is asleep or at nursery.
And I thought my two year old was extreme with her teddies. She has four teddies that need to come to bed with her. It’s not a problem but it can turn into one when she is going to creche in the morning because they are not supposed to have any teddies unless they go for their nap. Thanks for giving us a day into your life, Jenni.
Blog URL: www.oddsocksandlollipops.co.uk
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