I can hardly believe it, even now as the days end comes nearer...
...OK I'll fill in some background first. One of the many things I like about homeschooling is getting up at 8:30 with the kids and getting ready for the day without running around crazy yelling "eat faster" (yep, HS parents, thats what our mornings were like in the old PS days).
However Ko-Ko doesn't focus well in the afternoon so we still have to get our schooling started in the morning and be done by 1-ish at the latest. Also neither Ko-Ko or I concentrate well in mess or clutter (we are easily distracted) so we need to tidy first.
So the mornings goal is to start our school day by 9:30...reality we start around 10 or 10:30 (I have trouble admitting this, not sure I have before). We get less done then planned. So I noticed the rush rush coming back. I do not like being rushed so I have sacrificed our 8:30 wake up time. 7:45 is the new time.
We have started by 9:30 2 days in a row! So, you see, it's amazing ennit? And we are back to slowly but surely getting ready. It's my preferred state. At powwows when everyone is laxing in their lawnchairs with coffee, tea or pop in the morning, I start getting me and the 5 kids all ready and dressed for powwow, slowly but surly. And you know what I do round later in the morning, early afternoon when the MC is announcing the start time and everyone is rushing around getting dressed? Laxing in my lawn chair with my prime spot round the circle picked out. That way I start dancing all calm, or as calm as the kids let me be ;) So I am taking my day the same way, get ready slowly but surly, just starting when we have time to do that properly.