It's summer and I'm taking the bull by the horns. We have a serious routine mapped out. I'm not even going to pretend that I'm laid back about it. It is my survival. My life.
It starts out strict and gets looser as the day goes on.
It goes like this.
wake up/ listen to music/ eat breakfast
older kids do their school review work - Yes, we are doing some learning during the summer.
reading/ memory work
play/ run an errand/ go to pool or park
1:00 - rest time/ baby sleeps/ older kids read or play quietly and alone
2:00 - TV/ snack
3:00 play FREE TIME until dinner
This may fail, but so far it's really good. This routine gives me a quiet house for about an hour each day, something that did not work with the school schedule and left me feeling really burned out.
Also, quiet rest time was a challenge to get started, but now everybody knows what to expect.
If anybody asks me to watch TV before the hour of 2pm, my answer is this.
I'm thinking of incorporating some chores when we get more established.
Also, we have VBS and we will go out of town some. But on a regular day we have a plan!
Does your family have a summer routine?