My life with my boys
I've been reading all your routines. Each of us are so unique. Now, when my dh is home we have NO routine. When he is not here is goes a bit like this, when we don't leave the house.
5:45 dh is up to get ready for work.
6ish the boys wake up. dh feeds them. They entertain themselves.
8ish I get out of bed. Get dressed and make our bed. Put away clean laundry.
9ish I get down stairs. Start landry. Get something to eat for breakfast. Do some dishes.
Between now and lunch we do as much school work as ds#1 will pay attention to. I will do 'school' with ds#2 if he asks. Other wise he is learning so much by watching ds#1. I mix in laundry and dishes in all this as the morning progresses. I also pop on the computer for a minute or two at a time when ds#1 is focused on school work.
12 noon lunch. We all sit together at the table and eat. Now, I sit, they bounce, bop, jump, lie down, go potty, talk loudly and then hopefully eat.
12:45pm I read them chapter book. We are reading the Little House on the Prarie series. My boys really are enjoying them. I sit on one couch and they sit across the room on the other couch. They each have their own coushin. The fought to much as to who got to sit next to me, so I put them over there.
1pm Quiet time by themselves in each of their rooms. They each have there own room. ds#3 gets some 'snackies' and then they play quietly. ds#3 really does need a nap so I have just started to sit on his toy box after 'snackies' and knit until he falls asleep. Me sitting there keeps him in his bed. Other wise his is up and not sleeping. ds#2 will nap half the time. ds#3 listens to the radio and plays.
2pm Quiet time is over. The sleeping children continue to sleep and ds#1 can come down stairs. They then have free play.
3pm ish I send them outside.
3:30ish The neighbor boy gets off the school bus and comes to play if he can. They play with him and his sister a lot. Daddy also comes home around this time. He is a school teacher, I really loves teacher hours.
4:30ish dinner. DH will then do some form of exercise. He is very dedicated.
Starting last week I am working out of the house at a local grocery store 2-4 days a week. If I'm working I leave soon after dinner. While dh is exercising the boys get to watch TV. New rule, no TV or computer if the school work is not complete. Only a few days now, seeing how it goes.
7pm Bed time. DH (he's been doing it since ds#1 was a baby) takes the boys up stairs and gets them ready for bed and ready stories. If I'm home ds#3 gets his 'snackies'. The boys go to sleep.
The rest of the evening I'm either working or on the computer, dishes, laundry, cleaning, currently painting my downstairs bathroom, trying to read some magazine, write up births that I've attended, look for independent contracting work, cleaning off my desk, watch TV with dh if something good is one, doing some exercise, or whatever else catches my eye. Now I don't do this all at once!
So the only regular routine we have is:
When mommy comes down stairs in the morning she needs to eat.
12:45pm chapter book.
7pm bed time.
My boys are just not on to a strict schedule, and then again, neither am I. About sleep, I love homeschooling my boys because getting them ready to leave at 7ish would be a bear!