I know it’s summer and it’s supposed to be a carefree anything goes time but I need to have some sort of timeline for the day.
Here’s a rough sketch of what our day usually looks like:
7:30 – 8:00 Wake up and eat
9:00 Swim practice
11:00 Play a board game as a group
12:00 Eat lunch
1:00 – 2:00 Quiet time – reading, playing in room (Mommy’s time on computer)
2:00 – 5:00 Play, pool, movies, friends, tv, games, video games, errands
I am totally open to this being flexible but at some point of the day MOMMA NEEDS HER QUIET TIME.
Before the kids are allowed to do anything tv, computer, or video game related they need to do their chores.
They already bring their dishes to the sink, bring their clothes to the hamper, as well as other tasks so the chores I’m talking about are extras.
Having a simple chart has made completing chores no big deal. And let’s face it, there’s only two chores per day per person.
Is it a fancy chart that involves stickers, puffy paint, and ribbon?
It’s written on paper each week by me and it works just fine.
Take a look at last week’s chart:
The big exciting change on the chart this week is that there are no chores scheduled for Saturday. We are usually exhausted from day long swim meets so I figured what’s the point.
Don’t worry, I’m not finished filling this weeks out yet. But I think you get the idea.
Do you have anything that’s making your summer a little easier?