A Day in My Life
This was a pretty normal day in my life. We have a routine. Sometimes we’re able to follow it exactly, and sometimes life happens. We are flexible. I did not get any personal Bible reading done today. Older children rise before me and do Bible Study with Beloved.
7:00 Rise, start laundry, make pancake breakfast, boil pasta for dinner, serve breakfast, I eat, too, and then clean up kitchen.
7:30 Get dressed, dress 2 yr. old. Baby gets up, I change, dress, and nurse baby while checking/answering email, checking blog, etc.
8:15 Gather all dirty laundry, switch laundry.
8:30-9:15 Work in office for Beloved while children do morning chores and piano practice.
9:15 – Switch laundry.
Bible Story and coloring page with 2 & 4 yr. old boys
Review phonics orally with 4 yr. old.
Math Lesson: fractions.
Math Drill: 100 division problems.
Baby goes down for nap, preschoolers watch video while I do Language Arts with 8 & 10 yr. olds.
8 yr. old finishes with Language Arts and folds one load laundry
I continue working with 10 yr. old.
Baby gets up, I change & nurse baby while still working with 10 yr. old.
11:30 Sis wants to make lunch, so I switch laundry, cook sausage and put together baked ziti for dinner. Then I eat lunch and clean up, do dishes and run the dishwasher.
12:15 I change and nurse baby while my three older kids sweep up kitchen/dining area
12:30 Free time for children, I continue nursing baby, check email and start writing this post.
1:00 Read Aloud to children: Bound for Oregon by Jean Van Leeuwen (based on true story-this is our history), 10 yr. old folds one load laundry while listening, other children play with toys quietly (they actually are quiet today). Edited to add: On alternate days, the 8 & 10 yr. olds do Rosetta Stone Spanish and typing instead of history & science.
1:30 Sis normally Reads Aloud Christian Liberty Nature Reader Book 1 (this is our science), but today I did.
2:00 Art: Selection of Draw 50 Books, 8 & 10 year olds choose to draw a Tipi and spend an hour with wonderful results. I fold and put away laundry while supervising 2 & 4 yr. olds play Reader Rabbit on their computer. Edited to add: we do not do art everyday. We may do a cooking or sewing project.
3:00 Snack for kids-cookies & milk
10 yr. old decides to lay down-not feeling good, 4 & 8 yr. olds go outside to play, I lay down with 2 yr. old and baby. I’m not feeling great, either.
4:30 Sis preheats oven. I switch laundry again, put in the diapers this time.
5:00 Put dinner in oven, 8 yr. old sets table, 10 yr. old feeds animals. I put together Caesar Salad minus the dressing and visit with little boys.
5:30 Dress salad, slice sourdough, serve Dinner, we eat.
6:30 Clean up! 8 yr. old clears and puts food away, I load dishes (10 yr. old usually does this, but still not feeling good today). I hang diapers to dry, change baby’s sheets and nurse baby.
7:00 Beloved gives little boys a bath, 8 year old showers, 10 yr. old lays down, I vacuum bedrooms.
7:30 This is when the older children would normally work on penmanship or typing, but instead tonight they watch part of a movie with Beloved, while I switch laundry, update my blogs, etc.
8:30 Office work for two hours
10:30 Watch The Practice, put baby to bed.
12:30 Go to bed