A day in the life of…

A Day in the Life of a Middle School Teacher  

Teacher’s Spouse.

As a disclaimer, Tayler has made me say that I occasionally exaggerate my stories.  That being said, here is exactly how my typical day goes being married to a worry-wort of a wife wonderful woman.  Alliteration intended.
5:00am – Alarm goes off.  Tayler tells me to get out of bed to go and put it on snooze for another 15 minutes or so.
5:15am – repeat.
5:30 – Tayler wakes up, and asks me if I am going to get up with her.  On occasion I do, and more often than not I opt to go back to bed since my day doesnt usually begin until around 8 or 9.
5:45 – Tayler ignore my plea to go back to bed and she tells me asks me, so politely that I cannot refuse, to make her breakfast and/or lunch.  
6:00 – I help her pack up for the day, she leaves sometime between 6 and 6:30.  Occasionally I have to take a picture of what she is wearing so she can post it to the blog.  Some mornings I leave at this time to go and play basketball with friends.  Usually takes an hour.
7:30 – My morning text saying she got to work alive, occasionally accompanied by a funny internet picture, or something to add to my honey-do list.
7:00am to 11:00am – Shaving and classes and stuff…..
11:00am – Tayler usually begins her prep period around this time.  I get the occasional text/facebook message describing the day thus far, how much she misses me, a reminder of things on my honey-do list, and the occasional funny internet picture.
12:00pm – Tayler goes back to teaching.
12:00pm to 3:30pm – School and food and stuff….
3:30pm – Tayler finishes school.  I always get a call with her estimated time of arrival at home, accompanied by some sort of preparation request for dinner.
4:45pm – Her usual time of arrival at home.  She always grabs something small to snack on and then uses the bathroom.  Like clockwork.
5:00pm – Making dinner.  My inclusion on the preparation is completely dependent on what we’re making.  Assistance ranges from “You make dinner” to “don’t touch anything”.

6:00pm to 8:30pm – work hours. She plans lessons and grades (with my occasional help on multiple choice questions….she doesn’t dare let me grade essay questions, as she shouldn’t).  I usually do homework, play video games pokemon, and get her stuffs (Can I have a glass of water?  Grab me a red pen please?  Where are the tissues?  I can’t find my phone, can you call it?  The last question is always responded with me calling out verbally “PHONE?”.  Yes, this is a daily occurrence).  Work hours are usually done with Netflix going on in the background.  Shows vary between anime, sitcom reruns, and chick flicks.

8:30pm to 9:30pm – Miscellaneous time.  Dessert, music, tv shows, video games, funny YouTube videos, intriguing internet articles, house clean-up.  No real pattern.
9:30pm – Her bedtime.  I normally go as well, but I am never tired.  Even with waking up around 5 or 6, I can almost always go until midnight before I get tired, whereas Tayler can barely keep her eyes open past 10.  It has been reported that I sometimes slip out of bed to play video games for an hour or so, and then slip back into bed when I am a bit more tired.
So that’s a typical day in our lives.  On this blog, you tend to only see Tayler’s viewpoint, so I thought I’d take you through my eyes.  Or rather, Tayler thought this post would be cool so she told me to write it….

Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.


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