Tuesday, March 19, 2013

When the kids get home our afternoon looks something like this...
when there is scouts, or church responsibilities or sports..then things get jostled about a bit until it fits for the day.
but on any normal afternoon the boys have a schedule.
2:45 Snack
3:00 Jobs 
3:30 reading time/story time
3:45 homework 
4:15 free time
5:00 bath time/shower time
5:30 supper time
6:00 song/scripture & family prayer
6:30 bedtime for Presley, Maddox, Britton
7:30 Tre to bed

of all these, reading time is my favorite! 
the house gets still 
Tre picks a book, Britton picks a few reader books, & Maddox reads along with starfall's reading app on the iPad or joins me as i read out loud to Presley. 
for 15 minutes I will hear little chuckles or see silent smiles as they read or listen quietly. Its the calm before the storm. 


Kim-the-girl said...

Such smarties.

Kalen said...

6:30 bedtimes?! What time do they wake up in the morning?? Norah goes down at 8 and typically is up around 7. Phew... we'd have some early mornings if I put her down at 6:30! I can't even wrap my head around it!! haha.

allegra said...

i am glad i'm not the only one who puts their kids to bed early! mine usually don't ever go down at 6:30... well, sometimes. But they do go down at 7ish. Max usually falls asleep the second his head hits the pillow and Ruby takes a bit longer...

I should totally implement an after school schedule! That's awesome and would probably give the day more structure and less chaos!

Jen said...

Oh how I wish dinner time only took 30 minutes at our house. You are amazing!

devinandamie said...

I love your after school schedule. We tentatively have home, dinner, bed time and lots of chaos inbetween. I might just have to try yours out. I Love schedules it makes things so calm and then when Saturday comes it's so much more fun when their is less of one or none at all! You are a neat Mom and encourage me to have more energy in my mommy hood. Thank you for letting us peak into your life. :)

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