Monday Sept. 23
Inspired by Sarah’s post here I decided to do my own Day in the Life. Sadly when I started it this morning, I thought we were going to have a great school day, then life intervened. I plodded on and did this post today anyway, as testament to homeschooling as a part of real life.
7:30: we woke up, this is late. Actually this is when Little Brother wok up and I got up. Big Brother actually got up at 6 (I thought is was 6:30, Daddy says it was 6) and went in to Daddy and spent some quality time (that is kept Daddy awake). We were going to go walk with Daddy before he went to work; but that plan didn’t fly when Momma could not wake up and the boys were grumpy. Daddy went to work and Momma fed the boys.
8:00: We were doing art. This is totally odd for us since I generally make them wait till school is done for art; but they have been after me to pai nt nerf darts to make them in to slugs (from Slugterra). It kinda works if you keep the paint thin; think paint flakes off.
8:30: we are finally at the table. Generally we are at the table at 7:30 or 8:00. I really like the days we are at the table by 7 or 7:30. Today it was 8:00 which is not all that bad. Big Brother starts with Penmanship, Little Brother is doing Jump Start Kindergarden on the computer and Momma is cleaning up art and breakfast and putting dinner in the crock pot.
9:00: Big Brother has moved on to spelling and Little Brother is getting tired of Jump Start
9:30 we have to stop table time, that is going really well, and leave for a doctor’s appointment. The boys did get Journal done before we had to leave.
9:50 to 11:00 waiting in the WAITING ROOM for a 10:00 am appt. Then we wait in the exam room 25 more minutes for a 3 minute appointment. Momma is not a happy Momma. We did, however, accomplish Memory work (the Preambvle to the Consituion) and watched a School House Rock video too. We also read over 30 pages in oour World History (Story of the Wolrd Vol 2)
12:45 : we are finally home, I let Little Brother watch TV, Big Brother heads back to the table to do math and Mom makes a late lunch. After feeding the boys, and while Big works on math by himself Mom calls a doctors office and makes a few other medical phone calls.
3:00 Grammar is done and Momma calls an end to the school day. There is more than could and should be done; but by this time in the afternoon the attentions spans are waning. Today we did NOT do: Bible / Character, Science, Manners, or Phonics.
I send the boys off to play and I try to get chores does around the house. Big Brother is writing pages about his slugs.
3:30: most of the laundry folded Momma sneaks in her first kettle bell / hand weight work out of the day; this SHOULD be work out 2 if not 3 for the day. Three hours to go to a 3 minutes appt this morning really through the day off (that and sleep till 7:30).
4:45: we did a full house pick up to get ready for Daddy to come home. We set the dinner table and watched Wild Kratts on PBS.
5:30: Daddy gets home and dinner is eaten.
6:15 EPI PEN education. This will have to be repeated; but we made a good start on the boys’ learning their roles in responding to an allergic reaction in Little Brother.
After that we colored a little, Little Brother helped Daddy work on the car a little, and we watched Mystery in the Museum on the DVR