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Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Daily Schedule

Over the weekend someone asked me if I'm a stickler for naps or if I'm more of a go-with-the-flow person and do I ever get bored being at home. And I guess I'm the stickler for naps. I love routine and I love schedules, and I believe adults and children function better with a fairly predictable day. So for those of you who might care, here is our daily schedule.....

6:40-7:00 Eli wakes up, get dressed
7:10 bottle
7:30 breakfast, read Bible (we've been through Proverbs, now we're going through the Gospels)
7:45 free playtime, check email
8:30 Eli helps Mommy get ready for the day
9:00 morning walk
9:45 pick up toys, vacuum
10:00 nap time, Mom does chores
11:00/11:30 Eli wakes up
11:30 bottle
12:00 lunch
12:30 errands/free play
1:30-1:50 "church time", listen to MP3 message from Revive Our Hearts, Eli plays with book and learns to sit in my lap
2:30/3:00 nap time, Kevin usually gets home sometime during this time
4:00/4:30 Eli wakes up
4:30 snack time
4:45 free play outside, watch learning video, go somewhere if we haven't been out yet
5:00 Mom starts dinner, Eli plays with Dad
5:30 bottle
6:00 dinner
7:10 bath time
7:20 in jammies
7:30 bed time

Tuesdays and Thursdays is our stroller exercise group, so we shift nap time up 30-45 minutes and lunch is a little later.

This is really the routine we keep most days. I can flex it when I need to do, but generally-speaking this is what we do! Of course, it will change as Eli gets older and especially when Baby 2 comes. And then we'll find a new routine that works for us! But with a schedule I never get bored because I know there are specific things we do throughout every day, and that's what makes it fun!

5 comments:

According to HIS Power said...

Our schedule saves my sanity! We do toddlerwise with Claire/now preschoolwise and Babywise with Lily. Works SO GOOD! I like to see other people's schedules. Thanks for sharing!

Julie

Anonymous said...

Wow, that is incredible! I am very laid back with our schedule... until the kids started school there wasn't too much of one! Oh well, I think I'm not much of a planner, I never even know what we are having for supper until around noon that same day...
Whatever works is good with me :)
Bethany

Angie said...

I love you love you love you!!!
I left you a prize at my blog...you are pretty busy right now though...so take your time coming over!!!

Melody said...

Thanks for posting your schedule, you inspired me to make up my own.

According to HIS Power said...

You have an award at my blog, come and pick it up!

Blessings,

Julie