"One day it occurred to me that it had been many years since the world had been afforded the spectacle of a man adventurous enough to undertake a journey through Germany on foot. After much thought, I decided that I was a person fitted to furnish to mankind this spectacle. So I determined to do it. This was in March, 1878." Mark Twain, A Tramp Abroad
A Day in the Life of...
1:30 Get up to feed Penelope
5:30 Get up to feed Penelope
8:30 Wake up, change, feed and play with Penelope
9:00 Have breakfast (coffee and Müesli) and get dressed while Penelope plays on the bed
9:45 Put Penelope in stroller, drag laundry stuff down the hall and start a load
10:00 Put Penelope down for a nap, finish getting ready
10:45 Quickly go down to put the clothes in the dryer while Penelope is still sleeping
11:00 Penelope wakes up, get her dressed
11:15 Put Penelope in the stroller and go get the clothes from the dryer
11:30 Feed Penelope
11:45 Put away clothes and pack diaper bag while Penelope plays on the bed
12:01 Catch bus to town with Penelope in her stroller
12:30 Meet the father at ‘German school’, get a sandwich from the bakery and eat together at the park
13:45 Say goodbye to father, walk to the grocery store and bakery to buy items for dinner while Penelope naps in her stroller
14:30 Walk to the Law School to use the internet
14:35 Stop at a bench to feed and change Penelope
15:00 Arrive at the Law School, check email, do a blog entry while entertaining Penelope
15:36 Catch the bus home with stroller and groceries in tow
16:01 Arrive at home with a sleeping Penelope, put away groceries
16:21 Hand off Penelope to Father, relax together
17:30 Feed and change Penelope
18:00 Wash dishes, cook dinner
19:00 Eat dinner together
19:30 Go for a walk in the nearby woods
20:15 Wash dishes while the father bathes Penelope, finish getting Penelope ready for bed
20:45 Put Penelope to sleep
21:00 Take a shower, read in bed
22:00 Good night!
And since the father was feeling left out and wanted to prove to everyone that he is indeed busy studying German here, he submitted his daily schedule:
7:40 Wake up, get dressed, make French press coffee and eat yoghurt with Müesli
8:21 Catch bus to town, study German on the way
8:45 Arrive at ‘German school’, use internet while waiting for class to start
9:00 Learn German!
10:30 Break time, meet the mother at ‘German school’, go to nearby bakery for a hot pretzel and play with Penelope
11:00 Learn more German!
12:30 Lunch time, stop by Theology School to see if anyone will talk to me, buy a Döner and eat it in the park
14:00 Learn even more German!
16:00 Bus ride home
16:21 Arrive home, play with Penelope, do German homework, relax