This week I went back to a schedule that works well for us but is completely unnatural for me! I started getting up at 5:30 am and waking the children at 6 am if they weren’t awake yet. It really does make the whole day flow better to have that half hour of quiet to journal, read the Scriptures for the day and pray. I am tired out by evening but it’s not too bad if I can manage at least a 30 minute lay down during nap time (and I did manage that four days this week).
S and I have been trying to be very strict about getting to bed by 9:30 too instead of staying up to talk until we are both too tired to function well in the morning. Our talking time is a little curtailed and that is one of the things we both have valued about each other since we first met, so we’re going to have to be more intentional about date nights in order to compensate.
By getting up earlier I accomplish the following:
Altogether I’m very pleased with the changes. School went very smoothly this week, despite Mouse being sick on Thursday and my being sick on Friday (we pulled out art supplies and had a free art day, and they did a lot of building with blocks). Hopefully I’ll have the discipline to continue with this until it becomes a habit.