changes in routine, family, schedules

Scheduling Scheduled Schedules

Here’s a new Party of Six confession:  We are a family that works best with schedules!

Since being free from the school schedule, we’ve freed ourselves from a bedtime schedule, breakfast-lunch-dinner schedule, playtime schedule, nighttime schedule, daytime schedule, work schedule – ALL schedules (except doctor visits and church).

It hasn’t had the results that we thought.  It’s driving the cubs CRAZY!

If we tell the cubs that we have something to do or somewhere to go, they want to know what to wear {wear whatever}, when to start getting dressed {get dressed whenever}, what time we are leaving {when we’re all ready}, how long will it take to get there {we’re going to take our time}, and what time will we be back at home {when we finish}.  They actually like having the who, what, when, where, and why for every activity!

We stay out later than normal at the playground, we don’t enforce bedtime, and we don’t wake up to an alarm clock.  It’s been wonderful for this MB who is normally the first one up in the morning, getting breakfast ready, getting everyone up, dressed, and out of the house by a certain time.  I could get used to this!!

Unfortunately, school will begin before we know it, and the schedules will be back.  I hope I’m not setting myself up for some sort of schedule-amnesia at the end of next month!  I hope the cubs don’t decide to embrace their temporary schedule-free lives by trying to make them permanent ones!  Only time will tell!

Peace and Blessings!