Wednesday, August 20, 2008
With the start of school, I've been trying to be more organized with things. I feel like organization is the key to running a smooth household and maintaining a purposeful routine will be good for the boys. (We had a routine this summer but it consisted of lounging around, playing Wii, and the occasional visit to the pool.) My goal is to have all my dinners planned out for the week so I can instruct hubby on getting it started while I make my way home during the work week. (I feel like last year we spent a good portion of the evening deciding what to eat and if we had any activities outside the house, we usually ended up with fast food because we didn't know what options we had at home.) I've also created a daily schedule that outlines play time, dinner, homework time, reading, with some other activities sprinkled in. I want to make time for activities like game night, visiting the library, doing family sports activities, and visiting the park so I feel like having a schedule will help make this happen. It's only been a few days but so far it's going really well. Nicklas loves having a schedule to go by. I wasn't sure how hubby would like it but so far he's been great at playing along. I think he likes having carved out time for fun things too.