7:30 to 8:50 ~
The kids woke up at about the same time and arrived dressed in the living room. They watched a Magic School Bus Show and ate breakfast. I took a shower, did some paperwork for one of the kid's doctor appoinments, ate breakfast and loaded the dishwasher.
8:50 to 9:20 ~
We took Timothy to his volunteer job at the nature center. While riding in the car, the kids listened to The Bible in Living Sound.
9:20 to 9:50 ~
The children and I folded and put away 4 loads of laundry. Tom Sawyer (8), who had been arguing with me all morning, was getting to be more troublesome during chores. I attempted to distract him and then chide him for his behavior, but he kept complaining and arguing. I then decided that he needed a morning in his room for his attitude. So off he went to his room with school books until lunch time. I try to give him more opportunities to pull himself together because of his special needs, but special needs or not, the child must obey and comply.
9:50 to 10:50 ~
Everyone did Explode the Code, Correcting Reversal worksheets, math pages and math games. The girls did reading lessons.
If you have children that are struggling with reversals and/or trouble keeping their place when reading, I have found these two tools to help -- The Correcting Reversals book, which is helping so much, as well as this see-through box from HeadsUp!
10:50 to 11:15 ~
The girls had free time in which they played with Playmobile figures. I had a talk with Tom Sawyer about his attitude and talked to my Mother on the phone.
11:15 to 12:3o ~
Tom Sawyer rejoined us in a much more managable mood. We ate lunch while watching the DVD, Galileo On the Shoulders of Giants . We then did a science experiment, showing specific gravity using Galileo for Kids.
12:30 to 1:00 ~
We traveled to Tom Sawyer's OT appointment. While in the car, we finished the Bible story we had been listening to that morning.
1:00 to 2:00 ~
While Tom Sawyer was in his OT session, the girls and I ran some errands.
2:00 to 3:00 ~
We picked up Tom Sawyer, then picked up Timothy from the nature center and finished errands. We listened to Song School Latin, which my kids just love. It is such a gentle introduction to Latin.
3:00 to 4:15 ~
Everyone had free time. The kids played Playmobile, Legos, and bike riding in the rain. Timothy and I caught up on his day and what he wants to do over the weekend. I also talked to a friend on the phone.
4:15 to 5:00 ~
We did dinner time chores and read a chapter in our chapter book, Pippi Longstocking. No tea time while reading the chapter story today.
5:00 to 5:30 ~
The kids went bike riding with Daddy, who had just gotten home.
5:30 to 6:30 ~
On Thursdays, Earthfare (our local organic grocery store) has "Kids Eat Free" night. It is a great deal. For a $5 dollar adult purchase from the cafe area, you can get up to 6 free kids meals. The food is healthy and there is lots of variety. We usually spend about $10 for the adults' food and the children love their kids meals.
Here is an example of one child's food, organic chocolate milk, turkey roll up, chedder bunnies, and a fruit kabob.
6:30 to 7:45 ~
Tom Sawyer went to his last swimming lesson with his favorite teacher. She is moving away, and he will miss her very much. The girls and I watched a show from season two of The Waltons.
The children got ready for bed.
Last Note~ This is my favorite T-Shirt! Some days are great and others are hard, but for our family this T-Shirt speaks what is best for us!