Tuesday, September 26, 2006

I am craving some order in my life. Every day there is no telling what time Emma and I will wake up, what time we'll eat, what time she'll nap, etc. I feel like we're just bumbling through each day, and at the end, we've usually done some fun stuff, but haven't really accomplished anything. Often during the days, I find myself with this, "Well, now what do we do?" feeling. I know a wonderful homeschooling family with five kids, and the mom was recently telling me that every morning she gets them up at 7:00, they go to Mass at 8:00, and get back home to start school at 9:00. I don't have anything even close to that kind of organization, and I only have one kid instead of five!

So, I'm going to try this loose schedule for awhile, and see how it goes.

8:30 Wake up, get dressed, eat breakfast, throw in a load of laundry, pick up the house.
10:30 Go on a walk or to the park.
12:00 Lunch.
12:30 Naptime.
3:00 Cook something together, do a craft, or go somewhere fun.
5:00 Pick up the house.

Here are some pictures from the pumpkin patch yesterday.


Vegan Knitting said...

What a sweet picture! (The goats, but Emma, too!)

I think a schedule like that is a wonderful idea. I can totally see myself in your shoes when I have kids and am at home and I think I would need a schedule to help me stay focused and feel like i was getting stuff accomplished.

Anonymous said...

I know you need some order to your life, but the job you are doing with Emma is the most important job. Its making memories for her for a life time.
She is so cute and the pictures are sweet. Little children are a joy for sure.

David said...

Nice going on the grammar.

leilalu said...

I think it is perfectly normal to crave more of a schedule with your second babe. I know there were just certain things I couldnt get away with as easily , having two. I needed to be a little more organized and have some type of regularity. Your plan sounds good! We like to go places at 3 too.