.

Saturday, September 9, 2006

Slowly Digging My Way Out!!

 


Well, after a few days of chaos, I am slowly digging my way out.  I think my problem is actually a multitude of things all happening at one time, knocking me for a loop.  I have calmed down some, but I realize that the lack of a routine is a big part of my problem. 


 


I've never been a routine kinda girl.  You know from 7-8am breakfast, dressed, devotions; 8-9am morning chores; etc.  I wish (oh, how I wish this fit my personality)!!  It just doesn't. 


 


With a family of seven, a couple of dyslexics, a child with language and developmental delays, a baby with heart problems, several morning folks and a couple of  night owls.....Well, how do you schedule around all of that?!?!? 


 


The answer.....very carefully.  I am currently homeschooling in shifts. 


 


My high-schooler gets started with her school work at about 10:00 am.  She does household chores and helps with feeding the boys before school.


 


My 3rd grader starts at noon.  He is a great student and loves to finish his school work so he can do art. 


 


My Kindergartener starts at 2:00.  We use Five In A Row and usually have the 3rd grader sitting with us for this. 


 


The baby is usually napping from 12:30 until about 2:30 or 3:00, so this is working.


 


Then I get a break.  Well, almost.  This is when I do laundry, more chores, feed the baby,  do paper work for our home business, and all that kind of stuff.


 


Then at 8:30 or 9:00, when everyone else is settling down for the night (neighborhood kids included), my 6th grader starts school.  He needs one-on-one and as few distractions as possible.  Since we are the night owls, this seems to be the answer. 


 


We've been making it to bed by about 1:30 am-not much later than normal.  Since my oldest is around to help in the mornings, I can sleep in.  My 6th grader gets his play and quiet time while the others are schooling.  He will pitch in and play with the baby if he needs entertainment.


 


This has worked great for the past few days.  With the exception of the ER trip last night. (3rd grader cut his foot and is now on crutches for a week-but that's a whole 'nuther story.)


 


It's still a new schedule, so we'll work it and see what happens. 


I'm feeling pretty good about it.


 


 



 


Now, if I could just find a way to tackle the clutter/junk problem we have! 


Maybe a 12 step program????


 


I earn FREE Amazon gift cards just by searching the Web! Click the banner below to sign up for your own SwagBucks account and earn FREE MONEY in 2012!

Swidget 1.0

The things I talk about~

ABA ADHD anniversary Art Asperger's Syndrome Asthma Asthma attack Autism Autism Awareness Autism Awareness Day Back to School Beads of Courage Beale Street Believe Believing in myself Biggest Loser Biggest Loser Finale birthday birthday cake Black History Blog4CHD BlogFrog Blogging Body parts Book Sneeze Review box of rocks Breaking News Cade Cake camera hog cardiology CHD CHD quilt chickenpox chocolate Christmas Civil Rights Clever Girls Clint congenital heart disease congenital heart disease awareness CSN giveaway CSN Stores CSNBaby product review and giveaway CSNBaby product review and giveaway winner Cyber Monday Daily Blog Review Dare2Shine Dawg Deep South Moms dentist diet Discrete Trial Dish Network Disney diy Dollhouse Project DSL problems Easter easy canvas prints ecosmart Eli Elvis Emma's quilt Emmy Couture Epilepsy Excuses exercise family Family Friday family life family verse of the year FIAR first lost tooth Flu Focus on Autism Follow Friday Food Fran Friday Follow Friday ramblings Frustration Funky Heart Gigi-to-be Giveaway giveaway winner GKTW glenn shunt guest post Halloween Happy New Year high school holiday Home home decor Home School Wednesday homeschooling infant loss inquiring minds Jack joy Jump Rope for Heart kids LeBonheur Life 360 Lily losing weight Magical Moments Make a Wish marriage Me Medical Monday Memories Memphis Memphis Zoo miracles miscarriage Mississippi River Mother's Day My Garden Novica OHS Ouch Painting Perfect 10 Preschooler product review and giveaway product giveaway product review Project Living Room propeller questions Randomness reflection Review Week Room a Month Makeover Sam School School days scrapbooking Shelby Forest Shrek Simple Woman's Daybook small town life snow Special Needs SpellQuizzer Spring Summer SVT Thanksgiving The Truth Project To Do Tuesday Transformation Thursday Trent Tyndale Blog Network Review Ultimate blog party valentine's day Watercolors Winner winter word of the year WORDLESS WEDNESDAY WORTHY Writer's Workshop Yum