Sunday, August 26, 2012
A Day in our Homeschool Life
I thought about trying to document the perfect day, but let’s be honest, those don’t exist. At all.
Or not in my house. So, here’s the honest truth:
7:30- I wake up, the kids have already been awake for a few minutes, but know I don’t wake up well
7:35- I blink at my computer screen and try to resemble a human being while drinking a breakfast shake. Ever since being pregnant with the twins I haven’t done well with breakfast frequently.
8:15-get breakfast for the kids. I do not want a repeat of the GREAT PLATE MELTING INCIDENT……….. The smell of melted plastic does not leave your house for HOURS people.
8:30- stare at computer for a few more minutes, maybe blink a little, and decide to take a shower while kids watch TV. Warn kids we’ll start school once I come out.
8:45-get distracted by book, and read for 15 minutes-ish……..
9:00ish- Calendar Time
9:45- Exercise, led by Superman today. We practice Kung Fu moves, and do push-ups. Do you know how many years it’s been since I did a push up?
9:55- Dance break, yes we have a daily dance break.
10:00- Discuss general schedule for day and hand out math assignments
10:20-reading with Rapunzel, I mean Superman. Yes, he needs a wig to read.
10:32-reading with Princess, yes you need 3 horses to watch you read.
10:50- Batman reads, or imitates a zombie, your guess. We love our All About Reading Level 1! Each of the kids is at a different point. Batman celebrated finishing book 2 this week.
10:56- Mac saves us from any scary things in the backyard below by warning us of them.
11:05- Load up in the car for lunch with my Mom. Turn around 3 times for various things left behind. THREE TIMES!
11:30- Lunch with my Mom. Yes, the boys did bring their math with them because they had problems with something and weren’t done.
1:00- Superman attempts to break his nose at the store. Errands are cancelled and we head home.
1:30- Superman attempts to injure himself in many more spectacular ways. I consider wrapping my kids in bubble wrap………….
2:00- Science, canine notebooking, and in case you were wondering, Princess swears pom-poms are necessary to learn about this.
2:25- History, we finish off history for the week early in a marathon spree.
3:00- The boys attempt to sit on each other. Then decide to dance with the dogs. Why? Because they can.
3:15- Batman Lego 2 with Superman. I should enjoy my birthday present, so I don’t let them play it without me. That’s what he chose to do with me as the “Kid of the Day.”
4:00- I send the kids upstairs for rest time, and work on the Sunday School lesson for a bit.
4:40- Load up for Kung Fu
5:15- Boys have Kung Fu, I work on drawing pictures for Jonah (lesson the week after), and Princess plays with toys. She brought Hungry, Hungry Hippo, a hair brush, and a mirror to entertain herself. I kid you not.
6:15- start cooking dinner.
7:30-storytime, we’ve just finished “Misty of Chincoteague,” and I’m gonna write about that on Saturday, fingers crossed……….
8:00- All kids are in bed, and at least pretending to sleep
8:30- watch TV and what have you
11:00-look at the time and mumble about going to bed, then sit in bed and read for another two hours. Look at the clock, realize it’s almost 1:00, I REALLY SHOULD GO TO SLEEP!
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