Good day, friends! Tessa here.
We’re nearing the end of the beloved ADITL series, with only one other doll to come after me. *starts crying* Have you guys enjoyed this series so far? We love writing it and reading your comments (y’all are so nice, we get a ton of comments on these kinds of posts!)
And without further ado, here’s what an ordinary day looks like for me.
7:30 AM: Wake up. Do some stretching to stay flexible for ballet. Then I shower, head to the kitchen for a healthy breakfast of berry granola and milk. While in the kitchen, Lindsey jumps out of a cupboard and scares the bananas out of me. She snaps a picture of my breakfast and announces she’s putting it on her new blog. When I ask her “What new blog?” she says, “The one where I document the stupidity of my sisters.”
And she’s the second-oldest.
9:00 AM: I’ve started going for runs with McKenna every morning, so the two of us (plus Cooper), head out the door. We run all the way to the park, our breath crystallizing in the frigid air. Cooper skids onto the ice skating rink and crashes into the wall. On the way home, he spies our neighbor’s Border Collie and decides to go terrorize him. Our neighbor really does not appreciate this and threatens to call the cops. McKenna and I skirt out of there before he makes good on his threat.
10:30 AM: It’s time to get ready for my Sunday ballet class. I change into tights and a leotard before throwing on my sweats.
11:00 AM: Crystal drops me off at the dance school and I start warming up. We’re working on a new dance for our rehearsal next month. I’m loving my new pointe shoes!
1:00 PM: Class is over, and now it’s time for me to help out with the kindergarten class. It’s my favorite part of the day – I love it even more than my own class. The little kids are so sweet and really love to dance, plus they call me “Miss Tessa” and smile up at me adorably as we review first position for the millionth time.
3:00 PM: I’m back at home, working on some leftover homework that I didn’t get done on Friday. Biology will be the death of me. Molly offers to help, but she’s a little busy with her advanced calculus homework (I swear, the girl does not realize she’s only in middle school).
5:00 PM: It’s my turn to help with dinner, so Grace and I whip up some tacos (okay, fine, all that involves is shredding some lettuce and heating up hamburger meat, but hey. It still counts as cooking, right?)
8:00 PM: We decide to watch a movie. I realize that this sounds like some good, old-fashioned quality sister bonding time – but when you have EIGHT SISTERS, settling on a movie is virtually impossible. This is sort of what it looks like:
Crystal: “Let’s watch Mean Girls!”
McKenna: “Are you kidding me? We watched that last week! Let’s watch The Incredibles 2.”
Crystal: “How old are you, five?”
Morgan: “That’s not very nice, Crystal. Isn’t it Luci’s turn to choose?”
Luciana: “Yeah, it is – and I vote for that new Alita movie that came out.”
Molly: “That’s rated PG-13.”
Luciana: “So? You’re 13.”
Molly: “But Grace is here.”
Grace: “I’m 13 too!”
Crystal: “You don’t act like it.”
Grace: “HOW DARE YOU-”
Morgan: “ENOUGH! I’m choosing a movie.”
And that’s how we wound up watching Marley & Me for the fifteenth time.
10:30 PM: Time to get ready for bed. It’s been an exhausting day with my sisters, and I’m definitely ready for some quality sleep time. Good night, friends!