Thursday, January 28, 2010

Our New Schedule

Baby Julia is close to 3 weeks old now and our daily schedule has changed considerably. That first week, we didn't do a thing other than eat, sleep, and stare at Julia. All of us.

Week 2, I got the kids back to their chores and readings. While I sleep until noon (or almost noon), Elena leads the Bible study while the kids all eat their breakfast. (She reads the Psalm and Proverb of the day.) Then they set the timer for 30 minutes & do their chores; with Maya overseeing her team's chores and Isaac overseeing his team's chores. Finally, they set the timer for 20 minutes and have quiet reading time. After lunch, I read our literature reading and then the littles and I go down for a nap. At night, the kids take turns doing math via Flashmaster and if Kyle and I aren't having a home date, we listen to a chapter or two of Prince Caspian audio drama.

It has worked out well so far. I get the sleep I need, we're getting some school in, and the house isn't a total wreck. I can't imagine how I did this last time around when my so-called "helpers" were only 5 and 3 year olds. It clearly was not this easy then.


Nealy said...

That's the sweetest picture! Hope it's on snapfish!

Lori said...

That picture is priceless! Newborns are just so squeezable :)! Glad to hear everything is going well. You know it doesn't last forever, so enjoy!

Bless you all!