I don't blog about things that I haven't tried and done successfully. You know those cute, fun ideas you see on Pinterest that just flop? Or perhaps you are wise enough to discern that sometimes a cute, fun idea is not at all practical for you. Well, I don't blog about that stuff. If I post something here, it is because it works for me and it works well. I try to keep quality standards high. Now just because it works for me doesn't mean it will work just as well for you - people are different after all. But I can tell you that Large Family Logistics works for me, it works really well, and it has been working really well for me for more than 9 months with two different houses and different routines. *nods*
I posted my original daily routines here. Things have changed a bit as I am doing more structured work with my pre-school child, and we've worked Bible Time into our morning. See, when I first started, I was doing well just to get meal time and nap/bedtime routines down. Adding more structured time was just too overwhelming, but now that I've been doing it for a few months, I can add in structured blocks much more easily.
I think it is worth noting that this structured time I have added in is VERY short! Bible Time in the morning and School Time in the afternoon are 15 minutes long, TOPS! There is still plenty of unstructured play time for my Littles, and that is the way I like it!
So here is my new routine... Plan A if you will.
Morning Routine -
1) Morning Prayer and Coffee Time
2) Fix Breakfast - water pitcher for the table
3) Eat with a Psalm
5) Wash face/brush teeth
6) Clean the table - check lunch/dinner plans
7) Everyone gets dressed
8) Make beds
Bible Time (Monday - CQ, Tuesday/Thursday - CQ Bible story, Wednesday/Friday - review Sunday lesson)
Play Time/Chore Time - hang up a load of laundry + chores for the day
Lunch Routine - cook, eat, clean up
Book Time - Big Littles reads to me, I read to aloud to everyone
Toy Pick Up
Quiet Time - Consider, do my boys feel cherished today?
School Time - handwriting, math games
Dinner Time - cook, eat, clean up
Children’s Hour - play, wrestle, music, walk, baths
Bedtime Routine -
1) Toy pick up
2) Brush teeth, potty, put on pajamas
3) Read Books
4) Prayers, Bed for the boys
*** Double check tomorrow’s lunch/dinner plans, soak laundry if needed
I plan to post on my weekly routine and changes to my Homekeeping Notebook next Wednesday.