2012年9月14日金曜日

How control freaks handle the summer holidays

This one's for Jo at A bit of this and a bit of that:



Yup, our summer holidays run on a schedule too! Every morning we'd wake up at 6 and while eating brekky I would go over the day's have to events (work/ dentist appointments etc) and Meg and Amy would decide when they would do their homework and cleaning chores and it was all written down on the schedule and stuck on the fridge.

It was a FABULOUS idea as Meg is a bit of a stickler to routine and tends to get easily irritated on the holidays when I suddenly announce we're going out or that it's time for homework. Having it all written out on the fridge for all to see and check made it so relaxing around here- even moreso now that they can read it themselves and not keep asking me what comes next.

I know this kind of heavily scheduled holiday would be a nightmare for some (many? most?) but hey if it works don't knock it, right?

I did veto Meg's schedule that had everything in 5 minute increments though.... future lawyer in training?

2 件のコメント:

jojoebi さんのコメント...

blimey! how many trees did you get through ;O)

Ebi-kun has asked since going back to school that we stick with the schedule thing! Him and Meg would make a right pair

thefukases さんのコメント...

ahhh I have a love-hate relationship with the work printer and a 6yo who loves to doodle so I have a draw with paper printed on one side only to use. I know it's still wasting trees but at least we used each piece twice before we recycled it, right?