Today we’ve got Becky sharing about her day homeschooling on a germy day! If you’ve missed any of our ongoing series “A Day in the Life of Another Mom” take a peak and read back. Isn’t it great to be a fly on the wall of someone else’s kitchen wall and see that we ALL have days like that!
Before Baby #3 was born last fall, I had a routine that worked. My two older boys were trained to help with things around the house. We did preschool almost every day. Life was predictable. Then I became a mom of three…
When Doodad was born, I expected things to be a bit crazy for a month or two, maybe even three. I was sure by six months we’d be back to our routine and schedule. Today Doodad turns 7 months old and I’m starting to accept that life will never go back to the way it was. While my big boys follow a routine during the day, Doodad wakes up and takes naps at a different time every day. Some days it feels like all I do is manage the baby in an attempt to keep the house running. Other days things run smooth and I enjoy spending quite time snuggling with my baby and watching Netflix.
Most of our school time over the past year has been focused on teaching the boys to be independent so they can help around the house. Bebop (5 years) is able to prepare lunch and helps unload the dishwasher. Both Bebop and Magoo (2 ½) have morning chores and meal time chores. Some days they are able to actually contribute without complaint. Other days it’s just easier to do it all myself.
The anchor point of the day is quite time. I easily get overwhelmed with all the noise the boys can make, and need time alone. 1 to 3 every afternoon the little boys are supposed to nap and Bebop plays in his room. Magoo is almost to the age where he won’t need a nap anymore, so we are starting the transition to independent play. After quite time, I have the boys help with chores and getting dinner ready or play together.
I love being a boy mom. The favorite activity around the house is playing rough house. The floor is constantly covered with race cars and train parts. I love (almost) every minute of it.
Becky Marie is a mom the three little boys just starting on their homeschool journey. With a family history of diary allergies, the family is currently dairy free. You can find cooking tips, recipes and a journal of their homeschool days at For This Season.
What is your day like?
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