Our Daily Schedule

Now that we are milking our own goats, (and the boys are finally old enough to be useful!) we’ve had to rearrange our choretimes to fit with Brian’s schedule.  Jake has been thoroughly enjoying helping feed the animals, and Patrick is just happy to have some “work”. 🙂

DAILY SCHEDULE

5:30 a.m. — Momma up, dressed, and prepared for the day
6:00 a.m. — morning devotions, check daily work lists
6:30 a.m. — begin laundry
6:45 a.m. — start coffee and making Brian’s lunch; Brian up
7:00 a.m. — wake boys up, get them dressed
7:05 a.m. – help boys make beds, prepare for chores
(filling up milk bottles for goats, etc.)
7:10-7:40 a.m. – morning chores
(goats, chickens, and usually a little walk with Daddy;
Momma makes breakfast)

7:40 a.m. – inside to cleanup for breakfast
7:50 a.m.  – BREAKFAST
8:15-8:30 a.m. – MORNING WORSHIP
(we usually pick one of the Scripture readings from the sermon to elaborate on through the week), and sing 2 hymns;
the boys practice their memory verses for the week for Daddy)

8:30 a.m. – Daddy leaves for work
8:30-8:45 a.m. — breakfast cleanup
(boys are responsible for cleaning their dishes off table.
Jacob wipes the table, Patrick picks up the floor messes (usually his) and pushes the chairs in)

8:45 a.m. – discuss schedule for the day
(the boys usually sit and talk to me while I finish up the dishes, and get started on the meal preparations for the day)
9:00-10:20 a.m. – indoor learning
(this can include reading stories, play dough, coloring, magnet letters/shapes/numbers, painting, etc. – it’s a very hands-on time for Momma!)
10:20 a.m. – cleanup and prepare snack
(the boys usually help prepare this, and if it’s something that requires “cooking”, we’ll work on it during school time for science/math skills)

10:30 am – MORNING SNACK
10:40-11:30 p.m. – supervised outdoor/large motor play
(lots of walking/running… get rid of that energy!)
11:30 a.m. – wash up, bath if needed
(which is usually is, be it mud, or.. mud)
11:30-12:00 p.m. – indoor play
(some days this is a movie time, other times the boys get to work on puzzles or blocks –
things that don’t necessarily need constant “momma eyes”)

12:10 p.m. – cleanup and prepare for lunch
(the boys set the table, and make sure all their toys are picked up)
12:20 p.m. — LUNCH
12:40-1:00 p.m. — lunch cleanup and quiet time preparation
(same chores as at breakfast, and then they pick out stories)
1:00-1:30 p.m. – story time
(yes, we read for a full 30 minutes! The boys have to be on their beds, listening.
We go to the library every two weeks to trade in our selections,
but we check out about 20 books each time, so we have enough to go through each day)

1:30-3:00 p.m. — QUIET TIME
(boys must be lying down in their beds – not sleeping, unless they happen to be tired enough to do that…
Jacob usually gets headphones with a book on tape to listen to if Patrick falls asleep,
otherwise it’s a book on tape on the stereo for them to listen to.
Momma uses this time to catch up on laundry;
take a nap – usually if they are having a hard time staying in their beds, I’ll go lay down with them;
or to start dinner preparations)

3:00-3:15 p.m. – boys up, fold blankets
3:15 p.m. — prepare snack
(again, they help, and then are responsible for picking up after themselves)

3:30 p.m. — AFTERNOON SNACK
3:45-5:00 p.m. – supervised outdoor/large motor play
(more running 🙂 , and I’ll occasionally leave them playing outside to get dinner started)
5:00 pm – cleanup and prepare for dinner
(boys set table, and we usually sing a few songs or do flashcards while we’re waiting for Daddy to get home)
5:20 pm – Daddy home from work
5:30 p.m. — DINNER
6:00-6:10 p.m. — dinner cleanup
6:10-6:30 p.m. – BATHTIME
6:30-6:40 pm – prepare for bed
(jammies on, teeth brushed)

6:40-7:00 p.m. – EVENING WORSHIP
(we practice memory verses again, read a Bible story, two “character-building” stories,
and one from our Children’s Devotional, sing 4-5 songs, then family prayers)

7:00 p.m. — BEDTIME
(they usually fall asleep listening to a children’s hour on the radio)

7:00-9:00 p.m. — Momma’s chore time!
(I start all my ferments, soaking, and most of my cooking preparations during this time;
I also do most of my blogging during this time, unless Brian needs the computer for homework)

9:00-9:30 p.m. — Daddy and Momma catch-up on the day
9:30 p.m. — bedtime for grown-ups!

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