I’m terrible at routine in the summer. Terrible. We just kind of helter skelter all about and that’s about it. Fall brings routine, usually, because USUALLY I’m GOING to work and the kids are at school/daycare. This fall, I’m thinking I’m going to need to get some sort of schedule in place so I feel productive.
Do you have designated “snack times” in your house? We never have. But I’m thinking, since I”m now an “at home” mommy (not sure whether to call myself a stay-at-home-mom or work-at-home-mom because really, I AM working…. my fall sessions haven’t started yet and I am still making signs, though I do a lot at night) that I could attempt to be a little better at this domestic stuff.
So I’m thinking:
6:45-7:25: Get Porter ready for school, breakfast for kids etc etc…
7:30: Porter on the bus
7:30-8:30: Free time/clean up/laundry etc etc…
8:30: Amelia down for a nap. Shower for me.
9:30: Amelia up (hmm… thinking maybe I need to try to hold her off from nap until 9-10?)
10:15: Walk, play outside etc
(T-W-TH Hudson has school)
12:00: Hudson to school (otherwise, rest time at home until 1:00 unless he sleeps)
3:00: Pick up Hudson
3:15: Pick up Porter
I also need to get a little better at making dinners, or at least planning them. I kid you not, I’m home ALL summer and I rarely prepare or plan dinner. Ry gets home and we’re like “uhhhhhh….”
I also need to try to plan some “working time” during the day. Sure, I’m home, but I have lots of business-end stuff to do (most of my sessions are taking place in the evenings in the next 2 months) during the day. While I kind of feel like I’m home and I should be spending it with the kids 100% of the time, I guess I’d rather be working at home with them playing nearby than working outside the house? Finding balance is going to be tricky for me. I’m thinking after I drop Hudson off at school will be the most ideal time to steal 2 hours or so to work. That’s not enough, that’s for sure, but hopefully it will help chip away at the to do list so I don’t have so much editing/website/accounting stuff to do in the evenings.
*sigh* what a rambling post.