24
Jan
07

What Do You Do All Day?

Here’s an example of a typical homeschool day for us. When I say typical, I don’t mean this is what always happens, or that any of these things will happen every day, or that I schedule things out in pretty much any form. This is just how one day went along. Yeah, I recorded it all. I didn’t record the time it took to record it, though. Hmm. A slight imprecision. And I highlighted in blue the times my day involves food, just for fun. So, for your amusement, here’s…

My Day

7:30 wake, dress, wash up, mash bananas
7:45 make toast and eat it while reading Bible
8:00 Gannon comes down, I make him graham crackers and cream cheese for breakfast
8:05 eat bowl of cereal and read Bible
8:15 Acadia comes down, I change her diaper
8:20 make more breakfast for kids
8:25 make a list of things to get done in the rental
8:30 start making banana muffins
8:35 make yet more breakfast for Gannon and troubleshoot his digital camera
8:40 Acadia joins me in making muffins
8:45 phone rings, talk to Jill till 9:12
9:02 start tea water boiling

9:12 prep for school
9:15 read poem to kids
9:20 math
9:21 commence hunt for soccer pencil
9:36 phonics
9:45 take Acadia to potty
9:57 snack time
10:11 clean up school stuff and get ready for a walk
10:35 back home again to change Acadia’s pants
10:45 play with neighbor’s dog, then go for walk
11:34 come home from walk

11:38 I play on computer, kids play with magnets
11:54 kids smash cars with hammers
11:55 I enter the bathroom, kids follow
11:56 I use bathroom, then play on computer
12:35 Acadia goes potty

12:44 prepare lunch, take out trash, mentally compose blog post
1:00 eat lunch, drink cold tea
1:11 read poem to kids while they are eating
1:12 wipe jelly off book, vow not to read poetry around sticky fingers
1:19 answer phone and talk to Fran till 1:23
1:24 clean up lunch, serve dessert
1:30 play with kids, change kids’ sheets, clean kids’ rooms

2:15 Put Acadia down for nap
2:18 start laundry
2:21 check mail
2:25 clean off table
2:31 rest, answer wrong number
3:28 switch laundry, watch tv with Gannon

4:08 Acadia comes down
4:10 make snack for kids, take Alleve
4:15 clean up
4:21 take a shower
4:45 organize master bedroom
4:57 clean up downstairs while playing with kids

5:39 dinner
6:15 pick up, eat dessert

6:37 go to Bible Study

9:20 get groceries
9:48 home, put away groceries
10:17 bedtime routine. read. sleep, perchance to dream.


What do you do all day?

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