This is our morning schedule. Three weeks into the school year and it has been a great blessing to us!
4:45- Mom - Up/ Shower /Ready for Day
5:15 - Mom - God and I Time
Kids - Still sleeping :)
5:45- Mom - Supervise Zak doing sunshine chores
James- set food out on table
Girls - ready for day ( Abbey gets Anna around for her day)
6:00- Mom - Pack lunch boxes
Zak and Anna - help Mom
Older Kids - continue getting ready
6:15 - Breakfast / Wash personal dishes / brush teeth
6:30 - All Kids - God and I Time *
Mom - Do dinner prep (crock pot) brush teeth, pour coffee for the road
6:50 - Everyone- prep to leave / head out to the van
7:00-Pull out of the driveway being careful on Monday not to take out the trash can ( a normal event last year - every Monday - - I am all for changes! :)
* All the older kids do their God and I time in their rooms. Zak and Anna sit on the couch in the front room and listen to the Bible on CD or a preaching CD for their God and I time.
This is our routine in the mornings. It has been working beautifully. I wish that I could get the kids more time for their God and I time; but with living so far out, and having to leave so early, that is not possible. Rob and I figure that 20 minutes consistently is better than 45 minutes hit and miss. I take consolation in that fact!
Breakfast is pretty quick; but we do have a no talking rule during the breakfast time. That way it keeps things moving and also allows for me to go over the day with them if there is anything I need to talk with them about. Having each of the kids wash their own dishes from breakfast saves me quite a bit of time. I do wash my own and Zak and Anna's dishes.
Trust the start to your new school year is going well. It does not matter if we send our kids to school, or make the choice to homeschool them - every child will benefit from a routine each morning.
Thanks for stopping by - I am so glad you did!