So I've figured something out.
Delegating housework to the children is a fabulous idea.
And they do a good job!
And that means LESS for ME to do!
And, why didn't I do this a long time ago!
I've also learned that having a planned-out daily schedule makes things so nice.
And there's a lot less standing around!
And they know what's coming next!
And they know when they can kick back and finally watch TV!
So, here's my really simple plan o' the day, written on my kitchen-cabinet chalkboard:
(Morning activities haven't hit the board yet. But they will. Oh, they will.)
This particular day's chores were way easy.
But don't you worry, I kick it into high gear on some days.
Indeed, I do.
But in all seriousness,
I have found that with older adopted kids, they desperately need structure and routine.
It's hard to understand sometimes,
but they are most often completely lost if you give them a full day of free-time.
This plan is helpful to avoid that lost and bewildered behavior.
And Lucy and Isaiah looooove this, too.
Lucy is a list-person (like her mama) and she eats this stuff up!
So, now I'd like to hear how YOU handle the daily-grind of summer.
Do you have a similar plan as mine?
Do you schedule lots of activities for the kiddos?
Do you hide in your laundry room, nursing an endless cup of coffee?
Do tell what works well for you and yours!