Earlier this week, or maybe it was last week, I was talking to my sister (hi Sam!!) about how our weeks looked. If you think my week is ridiculous, you should ask her about hers. Assuming you know her. Otherwise it might be a little awkward.
Anyway, I thought I would share what our current routine looks like. Granted, it changes a bit from week to week, but there is a gold standard that we have and it seems to be working so far. Mostly. There are some adjustments that still need to be implemented. Mainly me getting myself out of bed at 5am. Apparently it’s harder than my head thinks it is. But everything else is mostly working.
First, can I just say that while I appreciate fall for it’s beauty, I am not sold on the colder temperatures. People, give me summer and waterfront any day of the week. I dislike being cold. As I write this, I am wrapped in a blanket with a heating pad on my toes and a tea within reach.
Cold makes me cranky.
Now that we’ve got that out of the way, here’s a look at an average week in our house:
Monday– Martial arts class for boys. Typically the Husband takes them so I can have some quiet. This usually means I futz around on the laptop. Sometimes it’s productive time, other times I watch Pretty Little Liars and have a tea.
Tuesday– Homework night. We fought and fought and fought with Boy #1 to get homework done last year. Somehow the Husband stumbled on a designated day for homework for him and it works. He doesn’t fight with us when he knows what to expect. So the last few weeks, he sits down on Tuesday nights and works through his home work. And while he does that, I fold laundry. Once he’s done, I sit down with Boy#2 to read and work on his numbers.
Wednesday– Grocery/ Errand night. Thank god for my in-laws who take the boys for a sleepover on Wednesday nights so that I don’t have to take three kids into a grocery store. And the boys love Grandma/Grandpa night. Win win.
Thursday– Martial arts class for boys. This one is usually the one I take them to. If I don’t, I’ll get laundry moving again, tidy up the house in anticipation of the weekend chaos and generally settle things up.
Friday– This one is kind of a flux day. Unless we have hockey practice, we are home and it’s a quiet night. The boys need a break by Friday, and so do I. So we play things cool. Easy dinner, usually pasta or snack plate, a movie, just unstructured time. Necessary because….
Saturday– Early morning hockey for Boy #2 and Boy #3. From now until March I’m at the rink with them from 6:30 am to 9. Boy #1 has a game or a practice on Saturdays usually as well, so that kind of consumes the day. When we aren’t at the rink, we’re home. More down time. More quiet. Naps (mostly for me).
Sunday– This is our “slow start” day. We don’t typically have anything first thing in the morning, so the boys get up, lounge around. They have breakfast and play with their toys. Hockey is typically late morning for Boy#1 and Boy #2 and Boy #3 have practice in the afternoon, if at all.
All this makes sense when there are no changes to the system. But this week, with the holiday, we’ve been all over the place. You would think a day off work would mean that I would be more organized. But you would be wrong. It’s just not how I operate. Please tell me I’m not the only one?