Q: What does a typical day at your house look like?
A: Still working out "typical", but we're getting warmer! I'm sure my house hold is just like yours in that "normal", "typical", and "regular" are relative terms! Here's what the rhythm of our day looks like:
-Up*Breakfast*Put dishes away.
-Get ready to "hit the day"...hair combed, clothes on, diapers changed, etc.
-Mom checks email/facebook/blog stuff while the kids do their chores
-Activities begin...this is our school time...we like the term "activities"...things we're doing to learn. I usually make any business/work calls while they have independent work time. I try to limit those calls to those that will be short and to the point so that I can be right back with them if needed. This is also when TJ takes his morning nap.
-Mom preps lunch while the kids take some time outside or just play on their own.
-Lunch is served! Dishes are put in dishwasher.
-Nap/Rest time...TJ and Leve sleep. Finn and Kiki will nap if I lay down with them, but without the spouse I have come to really need that time to do work on the computer, clean up, do Biblestudy, etc. so they now have quiet time...they must be in their rooms playing quietly...toys, reading books, whatever is fine so long as they are quiet and stay put. We have also started using some of quiet time to finish activities from the morning that didn't get completed...or things that Leve would not let happen with out distracting the person needing to do it!
-After rest time is usually when we do something as a group...run errands, go to the park, go for a walk, do our nature notebooks, play with a friend...that sort of thing.
-Supper...kitchen cleaned afterwards while kids tidy up their rooms.
-Bedtime routine commences.
-Mom stays up and does things around the house or does things for work on the computer.
-Mom goes to bed.
Now, of course there are days when that plan gets totally scrapped...today was one of those days...my kids do fine with that so long as they are told the plan and we get back to "normal" as quickly as possible.
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