Noon to 1:00 is lunch and afternoon chores. We make lunch, eat lunch, clean up, and do a few set chores (laundry and cleaning up the kitchen). Mondays - sandwiches, chips or crackers, raw veggies, and fruit Tuesdays - PB&J, something crunchy, some kind of fruit, sometimes a cheese stick, sometimes raw veggies (made the night before to take to CC) Wednesdays - sandwiches or leftovers and whatever we can find in the fridge Thursdays - something quick and easy like sandwiches, leftovers, or mac&cheese or SPAM Fridays - same as Tuesdays because I put them all in the car from 12-1 to drop my oldest off for Robotics (We eat in the car and get back in time for me to study Latin with my 13 year old daughter.) Saturdays - pancakes, eggs, and bacon for brunch Sundays - leftovers
1-2:00 I study Latin with my Challenge A student, while KES plays board games and card games with the boys. Little one is still sleeping. Oldest studies independently or is at Robotics.
2-4:00 I work with KES on EEL and IEW (Language Arts), while the oldest two each have an hour to study and an hour devoted to the three little boys.
4-5:00 Dinner prep for me and free play for all the little ones. They usually like to play outside on the play set or play make believe in the house together. I can watch them all from the kitchen either way.
5:00 Dinner - I'm in the process of changing it a bit, but here it is: Mondays - currently boiled chicken, rice or bread, and a veggie, soon to be meatloaf Tuesdays - always a crockpot meal, usually a roast with carrots and potatoes, because we are gone all day to Classical Conversations Wednesdays - hotdogs with buns or with rice, veggie, spinach salad, which is quick and easy so I can be sure to get dinner on the table and take KES to choir practice on time. Thursdays - usually Frito Pie: Fritos, homemade chili, cheese Fridays - Pizza Night: pick up pizza and salad, everyone loves pizza night Saturdays - something yummy for dinner Sundays - still not set
After dinner is play, baths, bedtime for the younger ones and finish chores (6-7:00) and schoolwork (7-8:30) for the older ones, if needed. This is when I have time to go over questions and spend time on schoolwork with the oldest two Challenge students.
6:30 is bathtime for the three boys
7:00 is bedtime for the three boys
9:00 is Mommy and Daddy time!
God is with me throughout the day, whatever I do and wherever I go. I am learning to talk to Him about everything, all day long.