Tuesday, June 10, 2008

First week of summer...

Cooper got out of school last Thursday, so he is now a big 1st grader (in my mind anyway!). Very scary. So, on Friday we started our new summer schedule, and I have to say we have done well so far. We only watch TV when its on the schedule, which is more for me than for them, and they are handling that well. I'm sure its still more tv than many of you let your children watch, but we are doing better. We have done some fun things together, which is good. I have made a "responsibilities" chart, some of which they get paid for, some are just things that have to be done. They have done pretty well with that, no complaining yet. I have reorganized my laundry room, and how I do laundry, so hopefully I won't have 8 loads to do in one day. We are having quiet time in the afternoon so Cade and I can take a nap, and Cooper is being quiet in his room coloring or reading, and that is a great time of day. Church stuff started this week, so we have a stay home day schedule and a church day schedule. We may cut some of the church stuff out once we try it all. My in-laws made a surprise visit yesterday for two nights, and it didn't mess up the schedule really at all. And when I first found out they were coming, I automatically panicked because normally I would have to spend a lot of time cleaning, but I realized the house was pretty good. The two most important goals I had were to cut out a lot of tv, which we have, and start to get myself and the kids organized as far as house work, which we are starting. So I have to say, that I am very proud of myself. Now, don't go in my bedroom or master bath. They are gross. And don't go in Campbell's room. It is full of boxes. But we are making slow progress. My parents finished the kitchen, and Jason moved the dining room furniture back yesterday, so that is a relief. Of course, the dishwasher died today, because that's how things happen in life. Hopefully it gets fixed fast, because hand washing dishes will not fit in my schedule!

1 comment:

ashley said...

you and your schedule make me laugh - only just because i wish i had one!! i'm glad it's working for you. sounds like you're getting ready for #3!!