As busy as my life is (and it is busy as shit) I still have time for board games with my kiddos every night and riding quads with them every day. Which is part of the schedule I made for them. I posted a little tid bit about the schedule I had made to keep the blow ups from happening and it has helped amazingly! Now it doesn’t say “go ride quads.” It says play outside. The kids choose what we do. Sometimes I have to do a little yard work and then can play with them or they help me so I can be done faster but so far it has helped us be a stronger family.
The schedule isn’t on a certain time of day as it’s still summer vacation….for now. And I do find it a little strict. I set timers for t.v time and video game time but when the timers go off they are ready and willing to jump to the next thing. The first few days were rough when it came to chore time but now they don’t mind.
So I’m sharing my daily routine with everyone. Maybe it will help you if you need it. I know I did. You can modify it or not use it. I just love how it has been working for us!
1. MAKE BEDS, GET DRESSED AND BRUSH TEETH
2. BREAKAST AND 30 MINUTES OF CARTOONS
4. PLAY OUTSIDE FOR 1 HOUR
5. 45 MINUTES OF VIDEO GAMES ONLY
6. LUNCH AND HELP CLEAN UP
7. 45 MINUTES OF LEARNING TIME
8. PLAY OUTSIDE, DO OUTSIDE CHORES AND HELP FEED ANIMALS
9. 30 MINUTES T.V
10. DINNER AND HELP CLEAN UP
12. BOARD GAME AND IF ENOUGH TIME MOVIE OR TV.
I didn’t specify times because I let them sleep in and we have karate in the afternoons so on some days they miss some of #7 and #8. But when we get home they still help feed the animals and play outside a little bit. They usually never get 45 minutes of video game time because they sleep late and it’s lunch time and they really don’t mind. They used to play video games all the time. Now that is the only time they can play during the day. They get dressed and make their beds right when they get up without being prompted too. The schedule for me has been a blessing. I have 2 kids. So we alternate what they watch. 1 kid picks 1 day or in the morning and the other one the next time. Same with the video games. No more fights. No more yelling. Less stress for me and I have more help with all that I do!