This is my average day:
7:25 Wake Up, make hubby's coffee and send him off with a kiss!
8:00 Unload dishwasher, put in a load of laundry, Iron clothes if needed, pick up/straighten up
8:30 At least one of the kiddos is usually up by now and says "I'm hungry, can I have breakfast?"
9:00 Wake up anyone who is still sleeping and eat breakfast.
9:30 School- this usually takes about 3 hours, but sometimes these leak over to after lunch.
Some things Require Mommy (RM) some things are independent (I)
Ralph Together Girls
Math (RM) Coloring/Painting (I)
Reading (RM) Workbooks (I)
Language / Writing (I) Easy Peasy for Katelyn (RM)
Spelling Easy Peasy for Ryleigh(RM)
12:30 Eat lunch
12:45 clean up kitchen
1:00 Kids take a break, go outside and play
meanwhile...I start working on some of my Etsy orders, answering emails, making any phone calls I need to make etc. I usually don't get more then 2 minutes of uninterrupted time. I am constantly breaking up fights, putting on bandaids, getting drinks/snacks, and just general "Mommy, look at this" type stuff. I really need a time that I can work about 3-5 hours a day so that I can actually get stuff done, and maybe even be able to get some of the new things done an in my shop that I have been wanting to do.
1:30 Kid's Chores / Finish School- Clean their rooms, put away laundry,check the mail (working on teaching them to unload/load the dishwasher, mop floors, etc)
2:30 Study Junior Bible Quiz
3:00 Piano Lessons or practice (Requires Mommy)
4:00 Quick clean up- vacuum, mop, put away toys, wipe off counters, etc)
4:30 Star Dinner Prep
5:30 Eat Dinner
6:00 clean up dinner (usually I start, but don't actually finish)
Tuesday / Thursday 6:15 Take Ralph to Tae-Kwon-Do
6:30 Sit down with hubby
Wednesday 7:00 church
Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday 7:45 pick up from church/ taekwondo
8:00 Kid's Bed-time routine - PJ's, brush teeth, Story, Pray, hugs and Kisses.
8:30 Kids bedtime
9:00-11:00 Relax and spend time with hubby, watching tv, Xbox, movie, sit on the couch with my iPad and check Facebook, blog, etc.
10:00 spank the kids and tell them to stop playing and go to sleep!
I end the day knowing that I didn't get everything done around the house that I needed to do. I probably didn't finish all my orders, and there are probably still dishes in the sink, and unfolded laundry in the basket. I know that when I get up in the morning I am going to be behind schedule before I even open my eyes, and that I'm not going to want to get out of bed until 9:00.