The rhythm of our days has got to change. In my head I have this wonderful picture of how it should be. Then I wake up and reality hits me in the face. We have one heck of a wacko schedule. Actually, I think it’s safe to say that we don’t really have a rhythm at all. I know, we just moved and all, but I want structure and order…somewhat. I feel all out of sorts without it.
I sat down with the kids last night and talked with them about working on a new routine. Some form of ebb and flow. You would think that I had told them that they were going to be beaten and have their favorite pets taken. The cries and howls of agony. It was really unnecessary. I was going to mess with THEIR routine. THEIR rhythm. The one that THEY had created for themselves. Well, their’s isn’t working and it’s time for us as a family to get it together. Yes, we are temporarily camping in a rental house until we purchase a new home but that is no reason to just sit about with no order!
I think a huge help will be when Tevis starts his other job. The same thing happened when he was laid off in 2009. All of a sudden dad was home all the time. This must be the weekend…every.single.day! With him back to work we will have a structure of knowing that dad will be gone these certain days, at these certain times and we will have a structure of fitting that in with our other activities. To be honest, all I really want is a pretty, multicolored schedule time sheet that makes me FEEL like I’m accomplishing something. So, I have come to only one conclusion:
IT’S TIME FOR A NEW HOUSEHOLD BINDER!
Yes, indeedy it is! So, that is what I will be working on today. I’ve used one in the past and LOVED it! I need to update it and print new pretty papers. Things have changed as far as our commitments and chores and such. Tomorrow I will show you how it turned out and give you links to printables & others who have done the same thing. Who knows, maybe it’s something that you may want to use! =) Be Blessed!