Sundays with Gage – A day in the life of my 3 year old

I’d been thinking about doing a post like this for a while and then I saw Trish’s and was spurred into action. I hadn’t planned on using so many photos but I loved her post so much that I was clicking my iPhone all day.  Hers was a day in the life of a mom and maybe I’ll do that too, but this is a day in the life of Gage.  It was last Monday. Gage has no typical day, each day brings different sessions or therapy or play time, so Monday was as good a day as any.

2 am-“Daddy!”  Mom comes in a stays til 2:40 when she sneaks back into her own bed.

7:05 am- Daddy got me out of bed, took me to the potty, helped brush my teeth.  Mom gave me breakfast (almond milk, cereal, strawberries) and let me watch a video from the library. It was Mr. Rogers.day1

7:41 am- Mom and I leave for school. I liketo count school buses on the way. 12 today.day2

7:54 am School! See the cute girl in the cubby next to mine?  Snack was raisins, pretzels and juice that mom sent.day3day9

10:30 am Mom picks me up.  Mom hears how I “really like” Lila and how she didn’t appreciate my chopping her head with my hands.  Hey, I thought she’d like it!day4

10:47 am- We’re home and I get to play.day8

11 am-My friend Betsy comes to play and teach me stuff.day6

11:50 am- Mom brings lunch and visits for 5 minutesday7

12:35 pm-Betsy takes me outside.

12:42 pm-We come inside because I hate the sound of that lawnmower next door.

1:05 pm-Betsy leaves. (Session with Betsy was a little rough.  I tend to bite or hit after we’ve gone to BW-3.  They say their fries are gluten free but they are not.)

1:15 pm- Mom makes me try a nap. I try really hard.

1:40 pm- Light on!  Play time.

1:55 pm-Hit mom. Timeout.  I blame in on BW-3 and gluten. At least that what mom says.

2:10 Leave for Occupational Therapy

2:15- Arrive at OT and play with kids in the waiting room.He was nice but I like Max when I come on Wednesdays better.day11

2:30- Session with Myshl.day12

3:20 -Session over. I did a good job.

3:35- Arrive at the park for a snack.I wish Mom would quit taking pictures.day13

3:45- Nature walk/Scavenger hunt to the Community Center. I had to collect 6 blades of grass, 3 rocks, 2 flowers. 5 leaves.day14

4- Community Center/Kid Zoneday15

4:30- Leave Kid Zone (There were no other kids today.  I like it when there are other kids to play with.)

4:40- Get back to car.

4:55- Back home for some snacks (crackers) and trains.

5:30- Sesame Street and fun.  It’s the pogo stick episode so we practice jumping and rolling 🙂day16day17

5:50- Daddy’s home early!!day18

6:25- Dinnerday 19

6:40-Timeout for spilling Mom’s drink all over the table.  No playground tonight 😦

6:50- Done with dinner. Crying fit over not being able to go to playground.

7- iPad and Daddy time.day20

7:45- Cookies and almond milk and books!  Tonight I chose Cat Heaven, Huff and Puff, and We Work at the Hospital.  We also read my Children’s Bible.

8- Brush teeth and change for bed.day21

8:06- Lights outday22

8:16- Asleep

 

26 thoughts on “Sundays with Gage – A day in the life of my 3 year old

  1. Diane says:

    I am exhausted reading about your life with a 3 year old. But, fondly recall the rewards of it all even now 30+ years later.u are a great mom.

  2. Beth Hoffman says:

    Cute pics, Stacy! My hat is off to you (and all moms). I’d probably pass out from exhaustion by three o’clock in the afternoon!

  3. My Home of Books (@duffygal777) says:

    Thanks for sharing the photos and your thoughts. This would be very helpful for other moms of young kids or special needs kids to relate to what you are going through. Looks like Gage had a fun day and got to socialize and play (and snack). Kudos to you for doing this loving, but tough, job every day. Brings back memories of my kids’ early days.

  4. Vicki says:

    I love this post, it reminds me of when my kids were little. Gage is so cute! Boy, he has a busy day, but I know with my grandson you have to keep doing new things or he gets bored really quickly. I wish I had half his energy!

    I can’t wait to see more of these posts!

  5. sandynawrot says:

    That is busy, and it makes me tired! Like everyone else, it does remind me of when my kids were young. My son is ADHD so there was never a dull moment. Before you know it, they are older and more self-sufficient, and you will wish they needed you more (or not!).

  6. Trish says:

    I love how you did this from Gage’s perspective. I think sometimes as a parent I forget to get down on the level of my kiddo to see how she is doing and feeling (you are probably much more intune with Gage). I’m so glad you shared this!!

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