Life is challenging for us because of my husband's stroke symptoms. So... I decided we needed some structure in our chaotic life -- a bit of predictability and things to look forward to. Here's the schedule I've come up with:
Tuesday -- crafts
Thursday -- Awana (or theater class)
Friday -- Family sleepover and movie
Saturday -- board games
Sunday -- church & Little House on the Prairie
Monday has ended up being a day where we do whatever we may have missed throughout the prior week. ie: if we go out Saturday night we can do board games on Monday instead. We're flexible, but it's nice to have a schedule to work around.
The kids most look forward to Wii Wednesday and Family sleepovers (which technically only include the kids and I for the sleepover portion). My husband watches the movie with us, but he tried staying for a sleepover once and got annoyed that Desiree and I were whispering. I told him: "Whispering is what sleepovers are all about!"
Even though life may be unpredictable for us, having a weekly schedule (essentially a weekly set of traditions) has given us something to look forward to -- a lot of quality time together.
~❀~ Chelsey ~❀~