I’m quite lucky that even with parenthood I’ve been able to keep most of my daily routines, especially going to sleep in the early hours of the morning and waking up later in the morning. Today however Miss 9 asked me to come along as a chaperone for a school trip. Not a problem, except that they left school around 9am. Usually my husband takes her to school, but that would be me today. In addition to having to be awake early, I was also nervous because I haven’t really had to do things like this before. I didn’t have time the night before to figure out what I was going to wear so I reached for something foolproof – these days foolproof is something Miss 9 isn’t going to give me grief about!

I opted for white skinny jeans, a le breton and ankle bootsΒ for the morning school trip, swapped the boots for animal print loafers to pick Miss 9 up from school and then swapped the jeans for white shorts, a woven belt and magenta sandals for Miss 9’s touch rugby game in the afternoon. And my lovely aqua Cuyana tall tote all day.

8am: wake-up with mild panic, shower, change out of two pairs of almost identical white pants before settling on the first one. Glass of creaming soda for breakfast (don’t judge)

8.44am: Walk up to school, talking about how “When Uncle Peni takes me to school, I’m already at school by now” I just smile.

9am: School trip, walk 21 children over to the Art Gallery. Enjoyable, plus I got the loudest hello out of all the parents. Nothing like acceptance from children to boost your ego!

12.30pm: Finally on my way home, take prawns out for dinner tonight, and then shamelessly sit on the couch and watch My Best Friend’s Wedding. Such a comfy couch I think to myself, I haven’t sat down on it for a while now!

2pm: Sort out afternoon tea

2.38pm: Off to school to pick Miss 9 up, she happily snaps the photo above on our way home.

3.45pm: Change into shorts and sandals for Miss 9’s touch rugby game. Patrick and Miss 9 roll their eyes at my shoe choice. “Auntie Vanisha, really? Why don’t you wear sneakers? I know you don’t have them but you should wear them”, “I don’t complain when I have to go out with you two dressed like that so keep quiet” Ha!

4.45pm: Miss 9’s game – and I become a touch rugby expert (naturally)5.15pm: Game ends, 1-7, in favour of the other team. Miss 9 gets player of the day and I cry behind my sunnies.

6.30pm: Quickly prepare dinner, lemon and prawn pasta for them and chicken wraps for me. After dinner Miss 9 does her daily reading and we do a quick spelling test.

8pm: The three of us settle into a watching Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. I fall off to sleep half way through the movie and I have vague recollections of Miss 9 stroking my hair, saying goodnight and cuddling up to me.
Do you do a day in the life type posts?Β 
Please leave me your link if you do, I enjoy looking at what the days of others are like!

11 comments on “A Day In The Life…”

  • Katrin says:

    I love posts like that, Vanisha! Glad you had a good day even when you had to get up earlier. I love watching Harry Potter. It is the perfect end of a day!

  • It's nice to get a glimpse into your daily life…love personal posts like these. I might take up your idea and do one myself. Will let you know when I do… πŸ™‚

  • Mimi Finerty says:

    firstly….love your outfit (s)!!! such a stylish mama and i love the little insight into your day.
    Totally jealous of those pink shoes.

  • B says:

    Sounds like a great day and i LOVE the shoes πŸ˜‰

  • 21 children to an art gallery! at 12;30 I would have been having a nap!

  • Sam says:

    Yay for Miss 9 on Player of the Day! Thats wonderful you all must be so proud. I love how you so effortlessly transitioned this look during the day, those stunning magenta shoes add perfect pop of colour to a very chic outfit. The school trip sounds like a really fun experience!

  • I loved reading about your day. It sounds lovely and I adore your top. Actually the whole outfit is great + the shorts! I should totally do a post like this. Great inspiration, darling. Thank you and have an amazing day. xoxo

  • Annie says:

    You look SO cute…love love love those flats πŸ™‚

    The Other Side of Gray

  • Erica Louise says:

    Loved reading this x

  • Ann Krembs says:

    I love the idea of "Day in the Life" posts. I know I've said this before, but you keep giving me such inspiration. I don't want to copy you though.

    Your fascination with "days in the life" remind me of a good friend of mine that I know from our time in Mumbai. She's Canadian and after getting her dream job in NYC, she is finally moving back to Vancover, BC. Anyway, Robin loved asking us about our days. She wanted all the details. She's a single lady, and I think our chaotic life intrigued her.

    In one of these posts you mentioned a time log–what's that?

    Fun stuff Vanisha!


    Ann from I love this post Vanisha. What a great way to get to know you better!

    As a librarian, I'm always helping people with research all the time. Your job sounds so interesting to me. When you are on a research consultancy, what does that mean you'll be researching exactly? I have a friend that I know from our first stint in El Salvador who seems to maybe have a similar organization as yours. He creates a similar training consultancy–I think anyway, and he does a lot of work with kids. Maybe you've heard of his company that he also started. It's called ExtraordinaryEd . Anyway, you two remind me of each other. I could be way off, but it kind of sounds similar to what our good friend does. His name is Rusty McCarty if you want to connect with him on LinkedIn. I have a feeling you two and Patrick would hit it off. πŸ˜€

    Here's to the connections!

    Ann from Kremb de la Kremb

  • Ann Krembs says:

    Ooopsie! Somehow my other comment got copied into this one too. Sorry about that! A x

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