Saturday, September 20, 2008

A Peek at our Day

Here is a look at our days as they are currently shaping up. I love schedules, and it helps to have some routines in place, though we are not following a strict MOTH style schedule these days. With constantly changing baby nap times, a husband who gets home anywhere from 6:30 (rarely) to 7:30-8 (more common) etc, I have become very fluid with our days, but try to have a "skeleton" plan that we flesh out as each day requires. The times serve as pegs for the day, moments that we are working on building routines around.

8:00 chores, breakfast
walk outside
9:30 prayers, recitation, calendar
the Queen's "lessons" (see my preschool post)
history read aloud
10:30 naptime for baby
Main Lessons: math, Latin, language arts
12:30 lunch - composer study
read alouds
science reading
2:00 the Queen's story time (Peter Rabbit is a must for a smooth transition to naptime :)
2:30 the Queen's nap -
projects (mine and the kids!)
outdoor play
poetry teatime or picture study
6:00 chores, supper preparations
7:00 daddy home & dinner (my ideal :)
8:30 bedtime

Monday afternoons we have piano lessons (instructor comes to our home) and my sister in law will be bringing her kids over for Atelier art lessons starting next week.
Wednesday afternoons include a trip to the farm to pick up our CSA box, and Vespers.
Thursday afternoons we have gymnastics - this is the day I usually run all my errands.
Tuesdays and Fridays are left VERY flexible, because those are the days my husband might be off (his day off varies).
So that is what I aim for each day. Often things go crazy, and life happens, but that is part of the fun and I am learning to "go with the flow" (something my husband has been trying to teach me for 15 years - I am a slow learner).

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