Wednesday, June 3, 2015

The Sorta Kinda Schedule

We were floundering in the well-loved flexibility and freedom that summer break brings to our lives.  Only the most pressing tasks were getting done.  No one knew what to expect in a morning or day.  Mommy had that nagging feeling in the back of her head that I might be forgetting something... Since it is light out longer, the girlies were up later and sleeping in later, getting us off to an off-kilter start virtually every day.  We just needed a little structure, not a lot, just a little.  Behold, a wonder, the "Sorta Kinda Schedule!"

7:30 Rise
8:00 Read Bibles/Devotions
8:30 Chores
9:00 Breakfast
9:30 Flash cards
10:00 Daily house cleaning chores together
10:30 Piano practice/4-H book work
12:30 Lunch

1:00-2:30 Nap
5:00 Supper
8:30 Bedtime Prep
9:00 Bedtime

I breathed a sigh of relief.  Finally, everybody knew where to go and what to do.  Some things may not take up the full time I allocated, so we just move on to the next thing.  The order is what we desperately needed.  And, as you can see, there are still larger blocks of open time for fun childhood memory making.  Like tonight, when they were rolling down the hill with their pals.  Now THAT'S being a kid in summer!