I really really really can’t wait for school to start…even though i have so much to do. I find it ironic that our next main topic of study is Self Control. Why? Because I am so far behind in everything that I need to get done! Between cheer and football season, the crochet projects I’ve promised to people, the sewing projects I’ve promised to people, getting ready for the Back to School Back Pack Bash at my church, catching up on my grading, and then the regular Mommy chores…I am overwhelmed and out of discipline.
Do you ever get that way? I am over-committed, on a regular basis. And I need to get back in control because Children in Action is starting in September and I’m not ready for that either!!!!!
So how am I going to emphasize self control when I don’t have it???? First things first…I need to get back into a school routine. And I have the bones of that done….I just need to really emphasize being disciplined. I kept a fairly tight schedule yesterday and Barbie noticed. But I got more done yesterday then I did last week! I’m working on waking up early as well. So we will be running a tight ship during cheer and football season so that I can get everything done.
Here is my schedule for school…Kind of;)
I’ll be waking up at 5:30 am: praying, stumbling to the laundry room to start the first load of laundry, grabbing a cup of coffee (or green tea) and then going to do my morning devotion. Once finished, I’ll start my second load of laundry for the day, go wake up the kids, and then work out. (Yes, I’m trying it again! I’ve stuck with it for 3 weeks this time!!!)
Once the girls are up and going, I leave them in charge for the half hour it takes me to shower. They will make sure the boys are ready for the day and they are ready for the day.
Then I’ll cook breakfast. We’ll have breakfast while I’m reading a book to them. Our first biography this year will be about Adoniram Judson (he was a missionary in Burma).
We’ll finish eating and doing our kitchen chores then head to the living room for our Family Wisdom Search. Quick note on our Kitchen chores. Every one has their own chores and I set the timer for 15 minutes. While they are picking up the kitchen, I’m folding and then starting a new load of laundry. They all come and get their pile of clothes when I call them. Our Wisdom Search we only do for about 15 minutes as well.
Then on to our Wisdom Booklet, Music, and their Project Work. While they are working their projects, I’ll be cooking our main meal of the day. We all eat together, do Kitchen chores, and then I’ll have about 15 minutes on the computer to check facebook while they are being silly and goofing. 😉 Or arguing with each other, depending on the day. 😉
Next is English. Barbie is completely independent in this except for grading. BAM! and Kissy are on the same level, and the boys are all on the same level. So I will take turns teaching while the groups are doing independent work. Because of me teaching – this will be 1/2 hour. This will also give them time to study for spelling, vocabulary, and dictation quizzes. How they do on their quizzes will determine if they move up a minor level or not. 😉
And then Math for the kids – this is pretty much independent and gives me time to grade the work they have done so far…logging it for the children that have report cards. (If we study math that week as a school, the kids will have a break during this time)
After Math, the boys have a break. They can choose to work on what they haven’t finished school wise or their chores. But let’s be honest…they’ll play!!!! The girls will be taking turns doing typing lessons. On days they don’t have typing, they have the same choices as the boys (except for Barbie…she has SAT prep class). What will I be doing? Working on my “to do” list of the day.
Now it’s Super Clean Time. We all work together cleaning one room of the house. We get as much done as we can in 1/2 hour. The kids hate this time…but they like it better than doing it individually. We power through!!!!!
Then the girls will do their Independent Science while the boys take turns playing on the computer. (If we have science as a school that week, the girls will not have science). I will be working more on my “to do” list! After about 1/2 hour everyone has free time! Me too!!!! This is when I get to crochet, sew, or read! Then I’ll get our snack ready, and pre prepare anything we need for dinner. We’ll have a snack…clean up real quick, and get ready for football!
When we all get home, we take turns showering, and eating. We are doing a family wisdom search at that time as well! I will tuck all the kids in…and then read myself to sleep!
After looking at all of that, do you see why I need self control??????
If I don’t, I will easily throw everything that needs to be done and play on facebook or computer games all day. It’s way too easy to do!!!!!
Reading all of that made me tired!!!! And it’s time for me to start cooking! Gotta get on the schedule! Have a blessed day all!!!!