Friday, June 11, 2010

Scheduling Family Fun.

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
Wii Wednesday
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 ~❀~


  1. That's neat, Chelsey. :) I know families who do the same thing with meals...Taco Tuesday, Spaghetti Saturdays, etc. :)

  2. Good idea! I am not structured enough to do that kind of thing, but it seems like a nice way to organize your life :).

  3. Kim, I should be doing a schedule for meals!!! lol...

    Julie, I'm so not structured, but I have found this to be better than total randomness. Give it a go -- you might like it...

  4. That sounds like a SUPER fun week to me.
    Praying for you. :)

  5. Hi Chelsey,

    The schedule sounds like a good idea to me, especially that you have allowed room for flexibility.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Happy Friday!


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