August 24, 2013
We made it through our first full week of school beautifully. A is not at all a morning person, so rolling out of bed at 8 is a little rough, but she manages a smile and is always excited about the school day. B is usually up around 7:30 or 7:45 and typically has made and consumed his own breakfast before A has even wondered into the kitchen. He then spends the rest of his time reminding A of how little time she has to eat and get ready for school. Fortunately, she is pretty good natured and/or ignores him most of the time.
Thanks to all of B’s prompting we were even the first ones to the bus stop. First time ever. Maybe the last too.
Mental note: make a larger chore list for B in the morning to keep him busy.
C and I have been more productive in this first week than we were all summer long. Running errands with just C along for the ride seems like a vacation, so we knocked out our Target and grocery trips on separate mornings this week. And then we started the clothing rodeo…one closet started anyway.
A little DVD organization for me…distracting Mom from the task at hand for C. It’s his specialty.
He asks to sweep every morning. And there is usually some part of the house that needs swept every morning, so he’s lucky like that. We even did a quick surface cleaning with the wet Swiffer.
We did find some time to play this week, of course.
Sitting on the mower, watching one of our neighbors mow.