Saturday, November 8, 2008

Dream Time Management or How Does the Very Organized Homeschool Mom Do it All?

I bound out of bed full of energy at 6:00 a.m. I do my daily devotions, breeze through my exercise routine, and put on my newest size 6 J. Crew outfit. As I stroll into my gleaming kitchen to make omelets and fruit cups for breakfast, my darling children, perfectly groomed, joyfully help set the table and care for their pets. Schoolwork is quietly buzzing along by 8:00 a.m., so I decide to start the first load of laundry. After hanging the clothes out to dry, I sweep off the deck and water my lush, fall flower garden. While the children contentedly self-teach, I work on an editing job. At mid-morning, we pause for a healthful snack and a poetry recitation. After our morning recess comes more learning for the children and more work for me. For lunch, my children whip up a delicious recipe from their home economics course. Following a general clean up of the kitchen, we’re ready for our art history lesson accompanied by our classical listening music time. Every afternoon includes a different extra-curricular activity for each well-rounded child, so mom’s sparkling minivan is always on the move. A home-cooked meal followed by family devotions sets up our relaxed evenings of enjoying each other’s company as we play educational games until bedtime.

Buzz, buzz, buzz!! What’s that? Oh, time to get up. That’s the third time I’ve hit the snooze button on my alarm clock. Too bad, I was having such a lovely dream . . . Maybe next time I’ll be a little more practical about real time organization tips.