Thursday, October 13, 2011

A House of Order

My new efforts at hanging my three to five loads of laundry every day has caused me to realize that I need to better organize my entire schedule. Here is the new daily plan I hope to stick to. What do you think?

6:00 Wake up, take meds, get dressed, start a load of laundry and get breakfast going

6:35 Wake up kids for scripture study

6:45 Scripture study

7:xx 15-year-old boy to weight class

7:xx Unload dishwasher, fix little kids and myself breakfast, start another load of laundry

7:xx 11-year-old boy to band

7:xx Start kitchen clean-up, change Baby Hippo

7:xx 9- and 16-year-olds to school

7:xx Continue clean-up and help 5-year-old get ready for school

8:xx 5-year-old to school

8:xx While 3 three and under do upstairs playtime, finish kitchen clean-up, put on makeup and do hair

9:00 Hang laundry on clothes lines while 3 three and under do outside playtime

9:30 Tidy up my bedroom and twins' room

10:00 Start lunch

10:30 Tidy living room, dining room, entryway and halls

11:xx Pick up grade-schoolers

12:xx Have lunch and do more kitchen clean-up

12:45 Put on a movie for twins and nurse Baby Hippo to sleep

1:15 Determine what to wear to chorus and iron, if necessary

1:30 Write for blog of other websites, edit photos, or read

2:15 Get dressed for chorus

2:30 Head to high school for chorus

3:30 Pick up kids from school

3:45 Have snacks with kids, get homework started, and go outside to take clothes down from the line

4:00 Fold clothes while grade school kids take turns with Baby Hippo

5:00 Supervise kids's chores, homework, and piano, sax, flute, and basketball practice

5:30 Get dinner started

6:30 Dinner

7:00 Encourage kids to clean kitchen, while bathing 4 five and under

7:30 Get 4 five and under ready for bed and read them a story

8:00 Put 5-year-old and twins to bed, then nurse Baby Hippo to sleep

8:30 Spend time with older kids helping with homework, doing things on the computer together or trading massages

9:00 Get older kids to bed, then start next day's laundry, brush teeth, and read scriptures

9:30 Write, blog, read, edit photos, facebook, email or study current interests

11:00 Lights out... Good night!

Thanks for listening!


chibbylick said...

I find it helps heaps to put a load of laundry on just before I get into bed, gives me a head start on the next day :)

Anonymous said...

I think you are a very busy mum! :) I miss the days of kids and school and band and their friends and teaching and and..... :)samm in Canada

Anonymous said...

I used to run myself ragged like this, when my children were still home. A word to the wise, cut some of that stuff and get more sleep so you don't end up destroying your health like I did.

Mom2my10 @ 11th Heaven said...

Anon 2, you have a point. I know I need to get more sleep, but I love my quiet time, too!

Anonymous said...

Isn't this what your schedule has been like for years? Mom

Mom2my10 @ 11th Heaven said...

Yes, Mother, it has. But now I'm just organizing myself to do it better and more efficiently!~

Chocolate Shavings said...

Good for you for writing that out! I often have trouble keeping to the schedule I have for things so writing them out may be the key!