Friday, February 3, 2012

A day in the life

Linking up with Simple Homeschool

My days with Jay (7.5), Hunter (5), Tyler (3), and Mia (9 months)

These days life is not dictated by the clock but a general flow of activities that make up our days.

I try (yes, try...I'm still up with a nursing baby during the night) to wake up around 6:30 and get some quiet time before the boys wake up. Some days this happens and other days we all wake up around 7 and start our day with some breakfast and playing with Legos.

Some days have slower starts than others and we just go with the flow.
After breakfast we clean up the kitchen, the boys unload the dishwasher and I load it. I make my bed, pick up my room, get dressed, etc and then we all head the boys room to do the same thing. Depending on the morning we either go to town and run errands, start school, or play outside and then start school. I like to do our school work in the morning while the baby is napping but I'm flexible as long as we get our day's assignments mostly done.

We eat lunch around noon, usually sandwiches or leftovers. I would love to be more creative but it never happens. Oh well! We clean up and the boys play some more, usually outside, and I nurse Mia, start planning for dinner, drink some coffee, etc. We will also finish school if there's anything we didn't get to in the morning.

Around 3:30 we get a snack, play more, watch a movie, read...something like that.

About 5:00 or 5:30 I start dinner. We eat around 6:30 or 7 depending on when/if John will be home to eat with us. (he has a crazy work schedule!)

Clean up dinner, load dishwasher, pick up toys and generally tidy up for the next day. I make sure the kitchen and everything is done before I get them to bed so I can be done with the day once they are out.

Bath, brush teeth, pjs on, read, pray, sleep. Whew!

John and I usually stay up way too late talking or watching a movie. I'm usually asleep by 11:00 (sometimes earlier and sometimes later).

That's it. That's my day. Some are good. Some are not so good. Overall, it's a pretty wonderful gig I have here!

1 comment:

  1. Just another day in paradise, livin' the dream! Flexibility is definitely the key to survival, isn't it?

    Thanks for sharing your day!