Monday, April 17, 2006

first day's schedule

Today, I actually tried to implement the vaguest of schedules for the day. I actually can't say that it worked especially well, but there's always tomorrow.

I haven't asked very much of Big Brother is ages, so he's gotten used to not doing much of anything. I don't want to spring all of this on him and further complicate all this. But I can't help feeling I've been way too lax.

I've also been pretty lazy personally, so most of my working on is going to be to get myself to do things, set an example. I did fold some clothes and put them up, but I didn't fold all the laundry yet, and I could easily wash at least two more loads which of course I would then need to fold and put away.

I got some dishes done, but that pretty much had to happen. I don't know how Momma got to the sink this morning, but she managed to get the coffee made. I could possibly do another load of dishes just based on what's collected today.

We did no school anything, though I have some stuff in mind and had actually planned a couple of things. Again, I don't want to overwhelm the poor kid, and I don't want us jumping into too much stuff only to give up because we didn't plan. I have a personal history of great ideas that I didn't keep up.

I guess I need to go for The Boy is "huuuuuuuungry." Of course he knows that he has plenty of Easter candy still, so he wants some of that. I'd say candy may have been half of his diet today. Cereal for breakfast, Easter dinner leftovers for lunch, M&M's, Robins Eggs, jelly beans, a tiny bit of pork fried rice, and now he wants more candy.


Kixque said...

You know, I have found that my kids like and need scheduling. It gives them a since of "security" in knowing what is happening and what is to come. And, it keeps me in line...I loath not feeling a satisfactory end or accomplishment. Good luck!

Also, I find including the kids and letting them help with the planning or scheduling helps tremendously (especially if some of the day's activites are not their favorite). They feel better if they at least have a say in when we do the less desirable stuff.

Myrtle said...

Hi Sam, I followed your link to here. I really wanted to make a comment about what you said from a different board to you personally.

It was about stereotyping homeschoolers. Homeschooling is about freedom more than education. You are right, it's not going to be just religious folks. I bet people in England talked about Puritans behind their backs too saying things like, "Well, they are just avoiding reality going over there in that colony." In the end, of course, it was about everyone, not just religious people who wanted to get the hell out of a bad situation and make a better one for themselves.

And my second point, I haven't been getting much done either. It's like summer has come early. I have always schooled year round and this is the first time I've been disorganized and unfocussed.