I drew up a timetable yesterday. Each day we begin with a time to wake-up and relax (I have succumbed to the Black Monster and the kids are enjoying The Brady Bunch in the mornings). Breakfast and daily jobs follow. The children feel so content knowing what is expected of them. Boundaries and expectations are set. They know once we have finished the dishes, making our beds and a general tidy up - it's family time.
We drew up a list of things to do these holidays. Each day has something written down. Not all will cost money, if at all. But plans are in place. Today was a creating morning, as I had to finish my nieces birthday gifts (a pencil roll for her new Lyra pencils and a put together Squiggly Rainbow style picnic basket). While Miss G and I sewed, the boys made a teddy cubby and spent a good amount of time play fighting and rough housing.
Tomorrow is a school holiday program at a nearby church for a few hours, followed by a cuppa with friends. Wednesday is our candle making day with our newly purchased organic beeswax. Thursday is Lego building day, we have a few kidlets visiting to construct as many of Master S' sets as possible. Friday we are off to have a sleep over at Granny's!
We have set a rhythm. I hope I can continue it.
How about you? Do you do something similar? Do you have a daily rhythm?
Much Love Rach xo