Thursday, February 4, 2010

Daily Schedule with 2 Little Ones

A while back a reader asked me to do a post describing our daily routine. It seems like things are often changing, but we have been doing what we do now for a few weeks. (I should mention that my girls are roughly 6 months and 2 1/2 years old).

Here is the skeleton of a regular day with the girls:

6:00am- Rise and shower
6:30am Bible reading and prayer
7:00am- G rises, eats, I make breakfast
8:00am- M rises, dresses,
8:30am- Breakfast- M and I work on memorizing bible verses
9:00am- G goes down for morning nap; Morning chores (M's job is to sort the clean silverware into the drawer- when she is done, I continue working while she has free play time)
10:00am- M's "school time"
11:30- G eats followed by errand running about town on some days; on other days this is outdoor play time
12:30pm Lunch
1:15pm- Story time with both girls
1:30pm- M goes down for nap, G's alone play time with me
2:00pm- G goes down for nap, My project/cleaning/napping/emailing time
4:00pm- M and G get up; M gets snack, G eats
5:00pm- I make dinner; M has a "Blanket Time"
6:00pm- Dinner and talk time with husband
7:00pm- Daddy play time with girls
7:15pm- Bible bedtime story with M, get her ready for bed
7:45pm M in bed, G eats and goes to bed

Of course, some days aren't like this at all- either because of unusual circumstances, or because of laziness. Do any of you have any tips or suggestions for arranging daily routines with little ones? I'm really very eager to hear about them. Hearing about other families' days is one of the best ways I have been able to make progress in this area.

6 comments:

MaryAnne said...

I think your schedule sounds great!

We don't have a schedule, but our day still looks fairly similar to what you describe here (adapted for my kids' naptimes, etc).

Being us... said...

We have the same aged children, and I agree. Some days I am a schedule dictator and other days it gets thrown away. My 6 month old is teething BAD and is up a lot during the day and night.

Booklover1212 said...

That's a great schedule. I have a 5yr. old and an 18 month old. A schedule is kind of difficult because of the activities of my older daughter. I'm still trying though!

Great job!

~ Jennifer
http://thetoyboxyears.blogspot.com

rachel said...

I love seeing others' daily schedules! I have 4 little ones and I have learned that a schedule doesn't work for us but a routine does. We go to the library on Tuesdays, grocery shop on Thursdays, always have storytime after lunch before nap/school time, etc.

rachel said...

I love seeing others' daily schedules! I have 4 little ones and I have learned that a schedule doesn't work for us but a routine does. We go to the library on Tuesdays, grocery shop on Thursdays, always have storytime after lunch before nap/school time, etc.

Being us... said...

We have the same aged children, and I agree. Some days I am a schedule dictator and other days it gets thrown away. My 6 month old is teething BAD and is up a lot during the day and night.