When I wrote Monday’s post last Friday, I had every intention of hitting the ground running first thing Monday morning. But, then my husband’s work schedule changed, and he had Monday off, making it a “family day” instead of a “school day.” So while we did manage to reset our homeschool this week, it didn’t look quite like I’d planned.
While I did manage to wake up before 8am, I lazed in bed for about an hour, and when I had finally convinced myself it was time to get out of bed about 9am, my husband beat me to it, and I had to wait to get in the shower (and so stayed in bed until he was done in the bathroom). We managed to leave the house about 10:15am, heading to the zoo and out to run errands.
It was a great to spend a day together as a family, even if we ended up being gone from home longer than we’d initially planned – we were just having too much fun!
Tuesday is the one day each week when I have to get out of bed at a “decent” hour since I scheduled Jenny’s piano lessons for 10am. Most weeks, though, I’m jumping out of bed at 9:15am, hopping in the shower, and running out the door at 9:45am yelling at the kids the whole time to get themselves ready to go.
This week, I managed to be out of bed before 9am (with seconds to spare), and I even managed to help Jenny make oatmeal and feed Chris his (to avoid a major mess) and was ready to walk out the door by 9:40am.
When we got back from piano (and the library), we got right to work on school. I grabbed my planner and scheduled the kids’ schoolwork for the next three weeks while they worked. I had to help David with his math a bit (reading the instructions) and then helped him with his reading while Jenny dragged her feet on her math.
We managed to eat lunch about 1pm, after which the boys had quiet time while I helped Jenny with her Paths of Exploration. After she finished about 3pm, I sent her to quiet time and checked her math from last week and today before sitting down with my computer (and a detailed to-do list) to get some work done.
I managed to be dressed by 9am, but due to needing to sit with Jenny while she practiced piano (I promised her I’d sit with her on Wednesdays and Mondays – the day after her lesson and the day before her lesson), school didn’t get started until closer to 11am.
I was having a good morning until it was time to start school…
It was a rough day of school – especially with David. After not having to do schoolwork for several weeks, he was not wanting to sit and do the work I was asking him to do. It took him over an hour to decide to spend the two minutes it actually took to do his Bible notebooking.
But, we managed to make it through the day, and shortly after 3pm the kids were outside playing and I was able to get some work done before the Wednesday night rush (dinner, church, Survivor, bedtime).
I definitely wasn’t up and ready for the day by 9am on Thursday. I’d been awake since my husband got up around 7am, but I couldn’t convince myself to get out of bed. The only reason I managed to get up around 9:30am was because the toddler was wearing his big brother’s blueberry oatmeal.
Even still, we managed to start school about 10am, and school went surprisingly well (after a rough day on Wednesday). David finished in about an hour, and Jenny only had about 30 minutes of work to finish up after lunch – they were completely done (and playing nicely together) by 2pm!
Thanks for helping me to stay accountable this week!
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