This week I’ve recorded our days in fairly boring detail.  Why?

Firstly, I hope you can see a real family living life together – there will be ups and downs.  Some weeks we’ll be more consistent with study, other weeks we’ll fall greatly behind our goals and expectations.  Other weeks we’ll be involved in a particular project and our week will look very different even from the week I’ve written about this time.

Secondly the reason I like to blog our days is that it gives me a discipline to look objectively at what is going on around here.  I can assure myself that we are doing things in keeping with my values and I can also have an honest look at those things that aren’t going according to plan.

This week I’ve learnt three main things

  1.  I still spend too long on the computer in the mornings.  I must get off at 6.00.
  2.  I need to make the kids responsible for waking up themselves – as I wait till they are up and at it before I go for my walk – this distracts me.
  3. Daniel still wafts when given free choice – need to give him more direction in non-instructional times

Whether you blog or not I encourage you to every so often keep a journal of all the things you did.  We tend to be very good at writing lists for all the things we need to do – but rarely give ourselves the pat on the back of achieving those things.  Writing at the end of the day about the things that did happen can be very encouraging.

Mind you, you will only be encouraged if you write what really goes on.  This week I focused on what the kids did in their focus time – their study and productive free time.  I didn’t include chores time and I didn’t record what I did all the time.  I remember a time when Jess was a baby and I was so frustrated that I wasn’t getting anything done.  I sat down and wrote down what my day looked like as a mum of two under two.  I was breastfeeding the baby,  Josh had his meal times, and I’d eat when Pete came home.  I was spending hours just feeding my family.  I was in a season where I couldn’t change this but it helped me to know where my time was going.

So before you write down what happens in your home think about what it is you want to understand.

  • Do you want to understand where your time goes?
  • Do you want to understand what learning is going on in your home regardless of teaching times?

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