I feel like we've settled into a new routine. Finally each week looks the same. I get to enjoy Bear's company 4 and a half days per week. We get to spend 1 and a half days per week together as a family. Only 2 and a half days of work.
I used to be a routines and schedules person. Bear doesn't work like that! There's no doubt that he loves things to be predictable and ordered. But he also needs to take his time.
So our "routine" has morphed into a "rhythm" that flows along through the day when we're at home together. It looks a little something like this:
I wake and get started in blissful quiet. I take the dog for a walk and get as many chores done as I can before Bear wakes up. (Thanks to the Gro-clock I usually get a whole hour to myself in the morning).
Bear gets up and has breakfast
We brush our teeth and hair together and Bear gets dressed
We head outside - we go for a nature walk, feed the chickens, or just play in the yard
Morning tea then inside time
While Bear's busy working on something I do some work nearby. (Things like sweeping, dusting, folding, tidying. Things that Bear can join in if he's interested. Things I can put straight down if he needs a hand. Things that won't prevent me from observing him or distract him from some other work).
New in the "schoolroom" this week: food for the guinea-pigs and water for the pot plant.
Lunch then a sleep
Outing or more directed activity - we tried peeling banana pieces and chopping playdough this week.
Daddy gets home! Some time with Dad while I get dinner ready - usually playing outside, a shower or wrestling!
"Sitting Still" practice
Playing games together, usually outside
Teeth, nappy, PJs, then we all take the dog for a walk with Bear in the babybjorn
My name is Vicky I am wife to Ranger and mum to two boys - Bear (2) and Fox (8 months). Somehow I stumbled across Montessori and now my goal is to raise and educate my children with a Montessori philosophy in country NSW Australia.