Routine?

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Registered: 10-05-2003
Routine?
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Tue, 01-11-2011 - 1:08pm

Do you have a routine for the week or for certain days of the week? Is one day dedicated to laundry and another dedicated to the kitchen? Does school and/or after school activities run your life? Or is everyday a random day? ;)

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Registered: 06-03-2003
In reply to: bribug13
Wed, 01-12-2011 - 7:27pm
I never really had a tight schedule per say but it was usually we get up when baby got up, sleep when baby sleep, and eat when I could....then when you have five kids, the routines became mandatory for me espescially....my day usually started around 6 - 6:30 and the kids start their day with breakfast, getting ready for the day (school/preschool) I used to walk my kids to preschool, had one in my neighborhood (loved it) sometimes did a few loads of laundry, dishes, picked someone up from preschool, lunch, naptime, older kids home from school and its snacking time!! homework, supper, bath time if I felt like doing it (loved it when they started taking showers on their own) then bedtimes...I was usually in bed by 10 pm....when the kids were small if I had a napper, I sometimes took a nap time too....we need our power snooze too... laundry was usually done everyday, as somebody usually needed some clean clothes... vac got done about every 2 days cuz I can't stand dirty carpets dishes when I had a chance to fill the dishwasher, my kitchen was never clean and it was small !! bathroom was straightened up daily after showers in the mornings and at bedtimes after the kids kids room when I could not see the floor....lol there was usually 2-3 kids per room....so no I was not going to do it everyday....no time I basically did what I could, when I could...in between all the kids and their friends... Susan
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Registered: 03-31-2003
In reply to: bribug13
Wed, 01-12-2011 - 3:27pm

So far the only routine we have is based on DS's eating and napping.

Manda :)

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Registered: 05-15-2009
In reply to: bribug13
Wed, 01-12-2011 - 10:30am
We follow a loose schedule. There are some things that are the same each day. We all get up at the same time in order to get DS to school on time. Dinner and bedtime are the same each day. I don't have set days to do chores, but I do try to vacuum each day (with the help of Roomba, who can do it when I'm not home). Each day, we make sure the kitchen counters are wiped, living room is picked up, bathroom is presentable, and laundry is at least in the hampers. I'll start and finish one load of laundry. Maybe I should dedicate certain days to certain rooms. As it stands now, I do most of the "deep cleaning" on Saturdays.