Friday is date night so that is always fun for everyone. I am hoping to get some Christmas shopping(or planning) done & spend some precious time with my love.
What are you doing for Friday fun?
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I have tried in the past to have a minute to minute schedule for our school mornings. I know that it works well & we get tons done.
BUT it stresses me out! We get behind & I am running & hurrying then I start snapping & snarling at the kids.
NOT the reason I stay in this house to homeschool.
On the other hand I have found that our mornings go pretty much the same way every day—isn’t that a routine? Isn’t that easier than making up a schedule for us to follow? We follow the routine that works itself out. My job is more to make sure everyone keeps working on their tasks than to to tell them when to do those tasks.
I also know that if I wasn’t here(and sometimes I have to be gone for an early appointment) then the routine would be followed because that is what the kids normally do.
This morning as the two littles took the dog outside we noticed that the first flurries are coming down.
I am so thankful that because they are routinely outside this time of morning that they can go out & enjoy the first taste of winter.
As it has gotten colder out, I am so thankful that I have time to check my email & drink a cup of tea before starting school each morning. Winter must come but I enjoy the warm house just as much. I am NOT snow bunny!
Basic Morning Routine
Mom up/shower/quiet time—get kids up
Fix b’fast & check lunch/supper plans
Eat b’fast & do Bible time
Mom—dishes Littles—exercise the dog Elizabeth—teeth
Mom—tea & computer Joshua—piano Girls—start school
Mom & Joshua—start school
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One thing I want to give my children is to have a childhood that is filled with moments that they will remember for the rest of their lives.
Exploring in far off places.
But more importantly I want them to know where they come from. I want them to be close to and know their family.
That will keep them grounded when their lives change and God places them on different paths. We joke about the Brush clan but truly that is what we are part of because we are close to all the aunts, uncles & cousins. We spend time. We celebrate birthdays and do picnics.
This weekend was one of those magical moments for our family.
We spent time with the cousins.
Laughter, tears, games, JOY!
God in his wisdom has provided me(and my children) this sanctuary. It shelters, builds and protects us. Family is so important and I am thankful I married in to this one.