Well, here it is...my weekly summer schedule! As unlikely as it may seem, I have had requests for this from several people, so I thought I'd put it on my blog. If schedules are weird and scary to you, feel free to skip these next few posts...I'll post fun stuff later! :) So, here we go!
MONDAY (Laundry Day)
7:00-7:30 - Wake-up and make beds.
7:30-8:15 - Make and eat breakfast.
8:15-8:30 - Get dressed.
8:30-9:00 - Morning chores. (Clean bedrooms, wipe
table, feed cat, pick up stray
toys, vacuum living room, sort
laundry--the boys do all this except
vacuuming. I dump the clothes on the
floor of the living room, set
out baskets, and they sort the clothes
into the different loads. They
think this is a great "game!")
9:00-10:00 - Devotions; workbooks. (I like the boys
to practice the things they've
learned through the summer, so I
generally have them do some
educational workbooks during the
summer. Right now we are
doing some from Rod & Staff, and
some others I got at the Dollar
10:00-10:30 - Snack time. (If you have boys, you
know how important regular
"feeding" time is!) :)
10:30-11:15 - Outside playtime. (If it's not raining.
On rainy days, we would
probably play a board game, or do
Play-Do, or an art project.)
11:15-11:30 - Inside cool-down and playtime. (This
is usually the boys playing
in their rooms on their own. I think
it's important for kids to be
able to entertain themselves too.)
11:30-11:45 - Make lunch.
11:45-12:30 - Eat lunch. (We listen to a CD a lot of
times while we eat; Patch
the Pirate is popular, as is Veggie
12:30-1:00 - Extra playtime and clean up toy-room.
(This is usually when I am
cleaning up the kitchen from lunch,
and folding the loads of
laundry that I have finished so far.)
1:00-3:00 - Nap/resting time. (Two of the boys still
sleep during this time. I tell
all of them that they must stay in
their beds until our "quiet time"
CD (a long classical music CD) is
over. Then they may get up, but
must keep doing quiet things.)
3:00-3:30 - First-Born's TV time. (Each of the boys
has 30 minutes of TV time to
use as they choose. First-Born usually
plays video games for his.)
3:30-4:30 - Middle Biscuit and Stitch's TV time and
afternoon snack time.
(I usually combine these two things
and they eat in front of the
TV. I am usually folding more
laundry at this point. The older
boys put away their own clothes and
I do the rest.)
4:30-5:30 - Outside playtime. (I am usually trying to
finish up the laundry and
begin supper preparations at this
5:30-6:00 - Make supper. (I have the little boys
playing in their room usually,
and First-Born is practicing his
piano while I am cooking.)
6:00-6:45 - Eat supper.
6:45-7:15 - Clean kitchen for the night. (Wipe table,
sweep floor, load dishes
into dishwasher, take out trash.)
7:15-8:00 - Free time. (Usually Daddy is home by
now, so this time is usually
spent having playtime with daddy
and the boys.)
8:00-8:30 - Get ready for bed. (Clean up toys,
jammies on, teeth brushed, eat
8:30-9:00 - Family Bible-reading and prayer time.
(After this, when the boys are
in bed, Daddy will sometimes read a
story to them from a "big"
book. They recently finished "Davy
Crockett" and are now in "The
9:00 - Lights out! :)
Well, there's Monday! This is very simply what works for us. I know everyone's family dynamic is different, but I thought I'd share the basic guidelines so you could use them if you wanted to, and adjust them to fit your own family's needs. I'll be posting the other days soon... :)