Hard to believe I’ve been doing this for 15 years. Hard to believe I have at least another 15 years ahead of me. I still feel like a newbie on so many levels.
We went “back to school” today. I’ve been preparing for this for weeks. I tried so hard to make sure I had everything ready before we started. Of course I forgot to load the math program and I couldn’t find the history book for a good 5 minutes, but we made it through and we are all still smiling.
My schedule for this year looks something like this:
5:00-Rise and Shine Momma
6:15-Rise and Shine Children
7:00-Morning Chores/Personal Time
11:00-12:30 Break for lunch and a little bit of exercise. Usually Strawberry is still working during some of this time, this schedule is more for the younger ones.
12:30-2:00 Nap time for Laffy Taffy and I finish up school with Blue-Raspberry and Bubble Gum.
2:15-Afternoon Chores and Free time until dinner.
6:30-Baths and Books
7:15-7:30-Bed Time for little people
10:00-Bed time for Big People (Even the teens unless they are working.)
Some day's are a little different, but for the most part this is our routine.
Things will really get busy when the boy’s start college back up, we have about 4 more weeks until they go back and we are only doing a 4 day week throughout the month of August. I’m also signing the kid’s up for a homeschool bowling league later this fall.
I’m trying to remember to cherish each of these moments. Some times I get so overwhelmed, but then I glance over at my oldest sons and I see how quickly it went how I wish I was that young mom home with a bunch of little ones. God is good and I’m so thankful to be a part of this crazy busy life.