I am here to tell you how the “big” kids spend their week. I am going to write about them separately since they are on their own schedules.
First we will start with Delilah. On a typical day Delilah will make it downstairs for something to eat by 10 AM. Through out the day Delilah does mostly a mix of watching shows, drawing/coloring, playing with Legos, and playing with her dolls. She also loves to play and help out with Ayden. At least a few days a week her and I will play board and card games together. Usually on the game days we play them throughout the day, rather than just one a day.
Now on to Parker’s day. His morning consists of me trying to get him out of bed, he is a sleeper, not a morning person. Usually he is out of bed by 11 AM, but sometimes I give up and he doesn’t get up until after noon. Once in a while he will surprise me and be up by 10 on his own. Parker goes downstairs when he is hungry during the day, not usually the same time every day. His days are usually filled with shows and video games. Once in a while Parker will join Delilah and/or I in a board/card game. He used to play board games a lot with me, but drifted away as he got older.
Sometime during the day they do their chores, which change from day to day. We have a weekly and large chore charts that they can look at daily to figure out what they need to get done. I will dive in deeper about this another day.
We all come together at dinner time. Sometimes the kids will help me, one at a time, to make dinner. After Parker eats he is usually off doing his own thing again. Delilah usually sticks around the dining room after dinner and plays with Ayden or hangs out with me.
After Ayden goes to bed the “big” kids and I have a snack or ice cream together. During this time I try to talk to them about what is coming up the next day. Parker really needs to be reminded daily about things coming up, especially if we need to leave the house. Otherwise he does a little freak out when his “schedule” is thrown off.
It may seem like I don’t do much with the “big” kids, but both of the kids like to hang out with me by just being in the same room. Not necessarily doing the same things, as long as I’m there for them to comment on something to. We have different likes and dislikes and sometimes it’s better that we are near each other rather than doing something together.
Oh just another thing. I am not the best in grammar, so sorry to those that may be freaking out by the way I write. I write how I think and that may be a problem to some of you. Even Parker corrects me when I speak, it has never been a strong point in my life.
Take a step into the life of Auer (pronounced like our) homeschool. We are a family that likes to learn through life experiences, you can call us unschoolers. We would like to share our experiences so maybe we can make a difference in the lives of others.
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