Friday, March 5, 2010

Our Typical Day

Ha!  I decided to take part in Kelly’s Korner Show Us Your Life/Your Typical Day.  I wish we had a typical day, oh how I wish.  But, it is not to be.  I have four kids and a husband that works retail, so luckily I am flexible!  And really, I don’t really know if I want a typical day.  I like unpredictable, spur-of-the moment days. A good thing with Todd’s unpredictable hours!  The problem with this is that there are things that do have to be done on a typical day: cooking, cleaning, laundry, schoolwork…the list could go on and on.  So, we have our set things, then try to just have fun in between. 
We go to church Sundays and Wednesdays.  We are so happy about our church here.  It is a growing church with 350 or so members and lots of kids!  And counting us, there are four home school families that I know of.  That is such a blessing for the kids.  It’s always nice to not be the only ones!  And, we have friends with similar schedules, even better!
Since moving to Nixa we have joined a home school co-op.  In all our years homeschooling we have not ever joined a co-op.  The funny thing is that before we moved to Iowa, we were talking to the leaders about joining this co-op.  Then we came back to this area and were still able to to join.  It has been such a blessing.  The kids loove it!  Well, I know Kellen and Garrett do.  Gannon does on most days and as long as Callie has Play-Doh time in her class, she is happy!  The boys participate in all types of classes from science to art to P.E..   We do this on Tuesday afternoons.
On Thursday afternoons the boys go to home school P.E. at the YMCA.  They love that too!  Some friends from church and co-op recently joined so I have been walking with their mom while the boys play.  So I enjoy getting in shape and chatting!
In between all of this we live our lives.  We have our schedule for chores, school etc.  If we stick to those, things go pretty good!  But, we have been known to drop everything and go play, redecorate a room, visit family, you name it!  This is one reason I so love homeschooling.  The flexibility was not on our list when we first started this journey.  But it so is now!  I can’t imagine living by someone else’s calendar.  I guess we live a little by Sam’s Club calendar if we want Daddy to join us, but he doesn’t always get to join us, and he’s fine with that.  I know this life is not for everyone.  I have many friends that would panic if they didn’t have more of a routine, but I panic if I don’t have some time to be flexible!
So, a typical day?  We don’t have those, even by my standards!  The only typical is that we are flexible and always together.  Sounds like the perfect day to me!

You can find other peoples "typical days" here:

It's always fun to see what others are up to!


Amiee said...

Just found you from Kellyskorner and love reading your blog. We have very similar lives, but I do have to admit I am quite jealous of all the contact you have with other homeschool families. We live in the middle of nowhere, so we really don't have any contact with other families, and I haven't been able to find any other families that we have much in common with. And you are so right in the flexibility with homeschooling. I also love the fact that we can just set out on a hike as a family in the middle of the day or take time to fix up the house. Can't wait to read more of your blog posts!!

Let'sMakeADifference said...

Sounds like your family has lots of fun while loving life!

Amy said...

Aimee, Thanks for reading! We have not always had this much contact with other home school families, we just moved here a few months ago. It has been a nice change of pace, especially for the kids. We have a lot of answered prayers here, let's just say we've waited and waited on the Lord! So, don't give up if your hoping for more families in your midst, you never know what is around the corner! I do love the days of "just us" though more than anything in the world!

Let's Make A Difference, yes we do have lots of fun!