Today was our first day of school for this school year. My kids are a 7th grade boy, a 5th grade girl, a 3rd grade boy, and a PreK girl. I’ve missed out on posting for the last two weeks of the Not Back-to-School Blog Hop, but I decided I couldn’t miss Day-in-the-Life Week, since that is my blog title after all.
So here is today.
5:45 am – Husband got up. I tried to sleep a little while longer, but sat up and read my Bible at some point.
6:45am – I picked up computer, checked e-mail and did a little bit of HSB work.
7:05 am – Little one comes downstairs, crawls in my bed and promptly falls asleep.
7:15 am – Realize I’d better take a shower. Older daughter is eating breakfast. Try to print out assignment sheets from laptop. Wireless fails for some reason.
7:45 am – Grab a quick drink of Carnation Instant Breakfast.
7:50 am – Get Little One out of bed and rush to the van to pick up oldest son from Cross Country Practice. Little One in still in pajamas.
8:20 am – Back from Cross Country. Try to print out assignment sheets from desktop. (Why oh why didn’t I do this yesterday?) Yell upstairs for son to wake up laptop so I can retrieve the files.
8:40 am – Tried and tried and couldn’t get the software to load downstairs. Go back upstairs and start coffee. Successfully printed out the assignment sheets from laptop.
9:00 am – Call everyone to the living room for prayer and catechism. Little One can’t find her blankie (what else is new?)
9:20 am – Send 2 youngest downstairs to listen to music. Go over Greek with 2 oldest. Send older daughter to work on English and Greek while I go over English and Algebra assignments with older son.
9:40 am – Younger son comes up and wants to do Latin. I send him back down with the Song School Latin CD to listen to the songs.
9:50 am – Son back so I go over a little bit of Latin with him. He tries to make Little One leave the table. Check on older son. Not making much progress on his English.
10:00 am – Go over math with older daughter. Start Explode the Code with younger son. Check on older son. Still working on English assignment.
10:30 am – Trying not to bang my head against the wall while helping son with Explode the Code. Decide to switch to his math. Help daughter get started with her Latin. A few tears shed (by her, I managed to not cry today.)
10:40 am – Older son finally finished English and asked what he was supposed to do next. What does he think the assignment sheets are for? Younger son doing math with me, older daughter still upset over Latin. Older son did a short Roman numeral lesson in Latin and moved on to Algebra.
11:30 am Daughter finished with her seat work. Younger son still working on math. Older son finishes math and reviews Unit 1 in Latin Alive.
11:55 am Son finishes math. I run to check e-mail.
12:15 pm Fix lunch, eat, send kids to do chores. Worked on laundry and made bread dough. Helped younger son finish Explode the Code. Another session on the computer.
1:45 pm Read science with oldest.
2:00 pm Decide I must lay down. Laid down and read a book. Interrupted multiple times so I never actually went to sleep.
3:00 pm Worked on laundry. Transferred bread to loaf pan. Told everyone to get ready to go to violin lessons.
3:45 pm Left for violin. Dropped off kids at in-laws (except older daughter). Took daughter to violin, had lesson, picked up kids, came home at 5:15.
5:15 pm Made dinner.
6:00 pm Ate and cleaned up.
6:45 pm Folded laundry
7:00 pm Checked e-mail and started writing this blog post.