I have always had an issue about time and schedules. Straying from it by others sometimes makes me scream. I have been on an endless search to find a solution.
I tried getting everyone up later so they would have more sleep and push the schedule back...didn't work, they were slower.
I tried getting everyone up earlier so they would have more time to get ready...they were slower still.
I tried no morning schedule. Our afternoons fell apart because some concentrate better in the morning. Mostly Ko--Ko. I wondered if this has to do with the ADD, but not sure.
I tried different schedules.
It happened out of no where!
My new cleaning schedule means we get to school work later. I am so into the joy of cleaning i just go with it :) And in the process I have stopped yelling in the mornings.
Cleaning; No, Enjoying cleaning has made me a happier person! It has made me a Mom who screams less. I was raised by a screamer and it is a hard habit to break. One I have been working on, failing at and crying over for, well 14 years I guess. I have yelled, on that really bad day, and during an all out kid fight. But I have not started my day with my children like a screaming tyrant.
Could cleaning be the answer to everything? Who knows, I guess I will find out. I have been working on a new cleaning schedule with the kids. I decided that since cleaning one room bit by bit worked so well for me, I will do the same with them. They each have a room. I lend a helping hand where needed...mostly in the living room as it gets the daily, on going living mess added to it. And I am keeping up my kitchen. It takes me about 20 minutes to clean my kitchen. The. Whole. Kitchen. Even under the microwave, yes everyday. Two of them today showed me what they were most proud of, and that is the ticket. I want them to be proud of their cleaning. The pics today are Ko-Ko's and SW's proud spots. :)
I can't wait till we move. We will have a start in clean and just do our new daily up-keep. I have got to get the rest of the family on board. I am working on a plan for that.
Tonight Ko-Ko has gymnastics, after that I am going to go enjoy a movie. I hope you all have great days and find what makes you happy inside. I have got to tell my friend Marie. I used to tease her about her perfect house (in fun, I always told her that really I was just jealous), now I get it, she enjoyed keeping her house like that and it is way for fun doing up keep cleaning then it is cleaning and scrubbing the weekly mess.