Today is our first full-throttle, all-the-kids-in-school day. Here's the timeline of our basic Thursday from here 'til May. Since the boys just quit swim team (Mama's not happy), the afternoon isn't quite as hectic.
5:00: Heidi's alarm rings.
5:15: Heidi stumbles into the gym for an hour of cardio.
6:30: Heidi returns home.
6:35: Garry's alarm rings. He starts waking up Zach (it's a process; we have arrived).
6:45: The family congregates for
breakfast and scripture study mischief, mayhem, and milk spilling.
7:00: Heidi makes lunches. Garry takes a shower. Boys dress for school.
7:30: Heidi takes Zach to the middle school for his math class. Sometimes the girls ride along so Garry can hustle Tyler and Gavin more easily.
7:45: Heidi returns home.
7:55: Garry leaves with Tyler and Gavin.
8:00: Garry drops Tyler at the school curb. Kate jumps in the bathroom doorway while Heidi showers.
8:10: Garry walks Gavin into school, signs him in, and then goes to work.
8:20: Heidi is ready for the day. She fixes Lexi's hair and makes sure her backpack is ready. Breakfast dishes might also be done if there is enough time.
8:48: Heidi picks up Zach at the middle school.
8:55: Heidi drops Lexi at preschool.
9:05: Heidi drops Zach at the elementary school.
9:15: Heidi puts a sleepy Kate in bed for her morning nap.
9:30: Heidi hosts an Isaiah study group at the house.
11:00: Heidi and Kate pick up Lexi.
11:25: An angel friend knocks on the door. She brings Gavin home from preschool every day.
Lunch mischief and mayhem at the kitchen table.
11:45: Play time.
1:00: Kate takes another nap.
1:00-3:00: Heidi referees more mischief and mayhem. She maybe takes a cat nap on the couch, or does some laundry, or works on the computer, or eats bon-bons...or whatever moms do all day.
3:00: Heidi turns the kids loose in the front yard to wait for brothers. She maybe thinks about dinner for the first time.
3:35: Zach and Tyler return home on their scooters (which they carried to school in the morning).
3:40: Heidi takes Tyler to art class.
4:00: Heidi monitors homework completion.
4:45: Heidi picks Tyler up from art class.
5:30-ish: Dad comes home. Hooray.
7:30: Bedtime for the children.
8:30: Lights out for the big children.
9:00: Heidi goes to bed (haha...wishful thinking, most nights)
5:00: Heidi's alarm rings...