Monday - library with Dad
Tuesday - market with Mom, vacuum, clean kids' room
Wednesday - G cooking lesson with Mom, Mom pay bills/desk/inbox
Thursday - sketching with Dad
Friday - vacuum/dust house, day of reckoning for stuff, G piano lesson with Mom
Saturday - change sheets, clean bathroom
Daily: G feed rabbit, fold laundry, quiet time, help Mom and Dad with other chores, set table, clear table, clean up toys
(Last summer's schedule and some more explanation is here)
The notable changes:
1. Genevieve and I are doing cooking lessons together. More on that tomorrow.
2. I separated cleaning the kids' room from the rest of the house cleaning. I was getting too frustrated and it was getting short shrift. I would really like to be more patient and detailed in teaching the children how to sort and organize their desks this summer.
3. My husband wants to teach the children some drawing principles.
4. We've always gone to the library randomly, usually when the adults needed something. But now, we are experimenting with a regular library day because Genevieve has turned into a voracious reader. It's exciting! And way more economical to keep her in books by checking them out from the library.
Other than cooking lessons, I didn't make a list of specific tasks I want to teach the children this summer. It might come to that, but for now, they are both handling the tasks we give them pretty well. They are also both very grateful for quiet time after the obligatory kick-and-fuss-for-a-few-minutes.
This schedule will probably wiggle around some to accomodate lots of swimming at the pool this summer, but for now, we are really enjoying our relaxed, yet purposeful, days.