Tuesday, September 28, 2010
A Monday in September
By "Weekly Report Friday" I've forgotten what we've done. But this isn't so much about school as it is "a day in the life" of a homeschooling family of eight.
6:30am Wake up and head down stairs. Boys are already up in the family room reading. They are allowed to get up at 6:00am. This is because I used to get up at 5:30am... Juice our "green lemonade" of kale, lettuce, apples & a lemon.
7:00am Make dh's breakfast of saute´d broccoli, mushrooms, onions & red pepper on a bed of baby spinach. Then pack his salad lunch. Baby wakes up.
7:30am Make whole wheat pancakes for everyone else's breakfast. DD15 cooks the pancakes. Nurse the baby.
8:00am Forgot to start with our reading of Psalms and Proverbs. Do a hodge-podge of school with the boys while the girls are off doing their own schoolwork.
9:00am Read All American History and discuss with the 3 older ones.
9:45am More school with boys.
10:30am Decide to go grocery shopping...in the rain. Take the oldest & the youngest with me, leaving DD13 to do school while boys play computer games.
11:45am Amid the unpacking of groceries, DD15 cuts up the watermelon for a snack, I cut up the butternut squash for lunch and decide to try making Peasant Bread using 100% whole wheat flour. DD15 feeds watermelon to DD9mo and then gives her a bath.
12:45pm Hurry everyone to eat their squash & veggies. Give DD15 & DD13 instructions for finishing bread, making their Barley Mushroom Stew, completing chores and of course, having computer time.
Leave for D&D. Still raining.
1:30pm Enjoy myself sitting and chatting with with the other homeschooling moms who all seem to enjoy the fantasy genre and natural living...just like me!
4:45pm Come home to dinner cooking. Ah, the joy of having teens!
5:00pm Try Peasant Bread. Heavy, dry, little flavor. Children declare it perfect for serving to weary travelers at an Inn.
6:00pm Eat Barley Mushroom Stew and fresh veggies and more bread. Some children eat outside. Too rainy for me.
6:30pm Hubby finally arrives home to his cold stew and dry bread. Guess he gets to play the roll of weary traveler. Then he has a conference call!
7:00pm Since we can't listen to Dad read, we watch a travel video on Switzerland in prep for girls' upcoming trip.
7:30pm Try my kumbucha tea (got the starter last week at D&D). Fizzy & tasty! Put into 3 jars on the counter. One with nothing added. One with a little lemon juice added. One with lemon juice and honey added. Made more tea to begin process again.
8:00pm Put boys to bed. Let girls know they may have computer time.
8:30pm Put baby to bed. Sit by hubby reading Book 2 of the Wheel of Time on his kindle and read The Wednesday Sisters. Ahhh...
9:30pm Baby crying. Nurse her.
9:45pm Make stovetop popcorn to sustain the late night crowd. Read more.
11:00pm Baby crying at being left out of the late night crowd. Nurse her. Say goodnight to girls.
11:30pm Finish book, leave hubby reading his kindle and go to bed.
12:00am Baby crying. Nurse her.
12:30am Baby crying. Nurse her.
3:30am Baby crying. Go in and she's quiet. Go back to bed.
5:00am Baby crying. Nurse her. Wonder when she will be done teething....
6:30am It's Tuesday morning!