Tuesday, August 28, 2012

"Not" Back to School Blog Hop: Day-in-the-Life Week

What are our days like at Rossmont?

Well, the schedule I wish we had:

Maybe about 5:30--Mom rises, has personal quite prayer and Bible study time, then immediately takes a shower and dresses.

by 7:00--Boys rise, dress, and do pet/livestock chores (feed and water the multitude of rabbits, the chickens, the goats, and dogs; milk the goats, strain the milk)

8:30--Breakfast, and cleanup

9:00--Family worship, then go right in to Bible class

Language Arts
Botanist Boy's science
Unit study, together
And so forth

1:00--Lunch, then clean up

Then the afternoon doing art, nature study, music appreciation, PE, etc.

Be all finished with school work by 2:30 or so.

Then there are evening pet chores

6:00--Supper, then cleanup

8:00--Bath time

8:30--Bedtime, for Little Bit
9:00--Bedtime, for Botanist Boy

In reality, our schedule looks more like this: 

Often after only 4 or 5 hours of sleep, Mom is awake by 4:00. Manages Bible study and prayer time, then has work online to accomplish. Often gets distracted by Facebook ;-)

Boys are up by 6:30 or 7:00; spend two hours caring for the animals. We're lucky if we see Jen before 9:00, and Tim before 10:00! (Yikes)

Breakfast, after the boys are finally back inside from caring for animals.

Family worship, then Bible class....maybe at 10:00.
Math is next.
Language Arts

By now it's time to prepare and eat lunch, then clean up. And this may be the time I finally get my shower, while Jen prepares lunch! :p

Midday check on the goats, chickens and rabbits...which can take up to a half hour! :p

If we are lucky, we are back to schoolwork by 2:30! LOL And are often still working by 5:00 or 5:30, then they have to go do the evening pet chores.

We're lucky if we get supper before 6:30.....

For the most part, I try to be pretty consistent about the boys' bedtimes, but sometimes the Botanist Boy thinks he should stay up even later! :p

The shortening daylight hours make it harder to get them up in the mornings.

I'm a morning person. Most of my kids are not! I've been struggling lately with this question: How does a morning-person mom homeschool late-rising children?! I want to get the schoolwork done as early as possible....The kids seem to prefer working later in the day....Ah, the dilemma!

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1 comment:

  1. Ah! The difference between our reality and dreams. I think you are doing well with your reality. I'm not a morning person so I'm amazed if I'm out of bed by 7. I would like to be up earlier but.

    I had the opposite problem of my young children waking before me. I darkened their bedroom windows. I'm such a bad mom sometimes! Now if they get up before I'm out of the showere they usually play quietly in their rooms.


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