Thursday, March 25, 2010

Our day

I need to write this down, cuz it seems to change every year. I like to have a general order in my morning. Everything runs smoother if everyone knows what to expect. I'm not a schedule follower really, but my kids are, so I kinda have to be. I'm sure I'll do another post like this next year and laugh at how different it is. Here goes:

Anywhere from 7-8:30 Little man and Sassy wake up. I refuse to get up before 7. So, if they do, they must go back to their rooms and sleep or play, til atleast 7. :) Then I will get up and make them breakfast. Yes, I know they should be making their own, but who needs that stress of trying to get the toast crispy enough, or putting enough butter on it so the cinn/sugar mix will melt. I don't need drama in the morning. They are creatures of habit, so they eat the same thing everyday. Right now it is plain toast with cinnamon and sugar for Little Man, and Sassy eats chocolate oatmeal. A girl after my own heart. Plain oatmeal with a handful of chocolate chips and a spoonful of peanut butter. Yummy!! I must admit, I eat a bowl also.

On a side note, I am the only person who makes breakfast right. Daddy doesn't. When I leave I have to tell him exactly how to do it. You would think oatmeal and toast, how hard can that be? But, have you met my children?

8:30-9 If I am motivated I will take a shower, otherwise it waits til after lunch.

9-9:15 Bible lesson

9:15-9:30 Geography

9:30-10:30 Language/phonics and math

10:30-11 is either reading or craft.

11-12 Lunch

Yes, we are done with school within two hours. The kids don't like to waste time. They want to get it done NOW. I would love to take our time and take breaks, but they won't let me. Also, I've tried to schedule LA and math first, but they won't let me. Pick your battles, right? I don't like to rush. So that's why some days that I know we're going to be busy with shopping or running around, I declare an only math and language day. They won't do geography after, but they will do LA and math alone. Strange kids, I know.

So that is our day for our 2009/10 school year.


Shannon said...

Sounds like heaven to me... my world is C~R~A~Z~Y with little ones running in and around, climbing on me, going potty in diapers, on toilets, on floors...needing this or that. Argghhhh... My older one is so distractable.... sorry... I had a rough day with her schooling. Some days they just can not focus! Today was her day. Rough for me... My kids are picky about everything they eat, too. Oatmeal seems like a no-brainer, but amazingly I find that most people can't make it. My kids think I am the only one that can, too. Weird.

Lisa said...

Can you send some of your kids' motivation down to Ohio? I've got one (the youngest) who is like your kids. She does not mess around & wants to get it done! Her big sis, however, takes FOREVER! I couldn't believe my eyes when I read that you do language/phonics and math all in an hour! I'm so jealous!! Spelling alone takes my daughter at least 20 minutes on most days. Language Lessons, another 20, and math is usually 30-60 minutes, depending on if it's a new concept or if we play math games. Our days have been know to drag out to five hours! Yes, you read that correctly! And yes, it drives me nuts! Breaks are nice, but I'd like to just get it done so we can enjoy the rest of the day. Oh well, each one is different and I'm glad to have the flexibility. There's no school system that would have the manpower to monitor my daughter to make sure she's getting her work done minute by minute. I'm so blessed!