Now that school is nearly back in session and I’ve lost my husband to his classroom and I’ve been at home – by myself – with all three kids this week, I am starting to see my role as a Stay at Home Mom more clearly. I’m trying to find a new routine. This week we started at home learning and it has been going really well. Kobe is working on numbers, Jaylean is learning to read, and Javien has been brushing up on penmanship, math, and reading. On Monday Javien will officially start the first grade! Exciting stuff! I plan on taking him to school on that first day to make sure he is settled into his new classroom and that the teacher and our family is all on the same page with his seriously severe allergies.
This week I have not felt like we have been able to spend as much time actively learning as I would like to. I’m trying to figure out a routine that is going to work for us. So far it’s been get up and moving around 8am, I make breakfast for the kids and coffee for myself, I shower, they shower, brush teeth, get dressed, make beds. By this point it’s usually after 9am and I clean up the kitchen from breakfast, toss in a load of laundry, kids help me tidy up the living room that they destroyed before I even opened my eyes. Suddenly it’s 10am and we are sitting down to do lessons. Typically, I have sent the boys outside while I work with Jaylean and then bring them in and work with them together since Javien is fairly good at working independently and since everything he is doing is review. So far that has worked ok. My problem is that by the time we finish up with this bit of school time I am rushing to get lunch on the table and the kids down for a nap before it gets to late. Then toss in Miss Screamer Lady and the entire morning is a waste. By the time the kids wake up from naps and play outside I don’t really feel like teaching them new and exciting things.
So I would love for you to please share with me your routine – please leave me a comment with deep details about your day. Do you have a routine? Do you post the routine somewhere so everyone knows what is going on? Please share!