simple home school.
I thought I would write one about our life right before the baby comes because things will be different in a few days. This is an average day in our life. I wouldn't say homeschooling since we really live an unstructured way and learn in all that we do. So this was what the day was like on January 21, 2015.
6:00am: Harkin wakes up to nurse, then rolls over and goes back to sleep for another hour or so. Eric comes in about 6:30 to say good-bye for the day.
7:30am: Harkin wakes and we snuggle and play in his room. The big boys wake slowly and read or quietly play in their room.
8:30am: We are all awake and having breakfast together. Then chores: laundry, dishes, garbage, recycle, and walking the dog.
The boys practice handwriting or quick review of math and then have some time to read, play or work on a puzzle.
10:00am: We all gather for a group activity. Today the boys were working on the structure lesson. Some days it is their own thing or a planned activity from me. Some days this would be when we headed out to do errands or go to the library.
10:45am: The big boys switch off playing with Harkin while I work on a few essential skill work with each of the boys individually.
11:15am:We have a quick snack and then everyone gets bundled up and heads outside to play. Harkin loves being with his big brothers and this gives Mama a little break. I do laundry, check email, rest, or whatever else needs doing.
1:00pm: The kids have come in and and we are having lunch. It is a bit later than I would like for Harkin but that is just the way some days go. After lunch we clean up and read a book together and then it's nap time for Harkin. William and Landon spend some time in their room reading alone. I usually doze off for about 20 minutes with Harkin before leaving his room.
2:30pm: I come downstairs with the big boys. I try to read to them and then we all do something quiet. It varies each day: crafting, science project, playing, baking, scrap booking, etc. Today Will wants to read more and Landon continues to work on his whittling skills. I write a blog post.
3:30pm: Harkin wakes up. Everyone hangs out together playing. William decides to go downstairs and workout for bit. Most days the boys go back outside. I try to join them to get some fresh air myself.
4:30pm: Afternoon chores. We straighten up the house and get firewood.
5:00pm: I start dinner, while one of the big boys showers and the other one does some work on the computer. (Landon is currently using Reading Eggs to help with his reading and William is working on a code program.) When they are done, they help with dinner, get the table set and feed the dog. Harkin is happy doing his own thing or snacking with Mama while I cook dinner.
6:00pm: We sit down to eat dinner. Most nights Eric is able to eat with us or walks in the door while we are eating. Everyone is happy to see Daddy. After dinner we clean up and have some hanging out time with Dad and start getting ready for bed.
7:30pm: Harkin heads to bed with Mama. The big boys read with Eric or play a game.
Then they are in their rooms quietly. Landon turns his light off at 8:30, William reads until 9:00 and then off to sleep. If Harkin falls asleep quickly then I will read with the boys before they go to bed.
9:00pm: I come down to finish cleaning up for the night. Dishes and laundry. Then I try to knit or read. Eric usually reads or watches a show. Most nights he is asleep by 10:00. I should be also but lately I haven't been sleeping well. I am ready for the baby!!
That is kinda how our days go. It varies regularly, but we try to have meals, chores and nap time on a regular basis. Lots of reading and playing.