This is the last day of my “typical” week here on my blog.
Fridays are great days! It just feels so good to wake up and know that it is Friday! My alarm was set for 8:45 AM as a treat, but I woke up at 8:00 AM…oh well….
8:00 AM – wake up
8:15 AM – I am in my running clothes because with a quick text, I scheduled a run with my friend up the street at 10:30! woo hoo!
The boys are playing legos and D (age 8) requests waffles for breakfast! Good choice!
8:30 AM – I make waffles for everyone using my current favorite recipe. The kids get some morning chores done and I make a phone call to cancel a doc appointment…waffles are cooking!
9:00 AM – I send the boys to wake up T (age 10) and we start eating waffles.
Fridays tend to be lazy morning. We chat, eat, laugh and relax. There isn’t a ton of rush this morning.
9:30 AM – We begin school in the dining room. Everyone is goofy and annoying each other with singing, so in hopes of making it better, I put on Pandora Radio.
It didn’t end the silliness or singing….so for your viewing enjoyment….
Somehow in all of this, math begins to get done. The boys finish up all of their schoolwork pretty quickly. K finishes up hers pretty quickly today as well.
10:30 AM – The kids take a break to play Wii. They are excited because the boys sold their old toys to buy a new Wii Motion Plus Remote. This means they can play a particular game they enjoy that requires that remote.
I head out the door for a run in this beautiful weather!
11:30 AM – My run is done and I am showered and ready to move on.
We sit on the sofa to read two chapters of, Trumpet of the Swan. Everyone is enjoying this story!
12:00 PM – Lunch is served!
12:30 PM – We complete our Friday Freewrite. We do this every Friday.
Today’s topic: You are moving away and can only take with you what will fit in one suitcase. What will you bring? The goal of freewriting is to transfer the thoughts in your head to the paper without a whole lot of stopping to think. You just write what is on your mind.
While the girls and I do this for 5 minutes, the boys draw pictures. After the girls and I share our freewrites, the boys dictate their thoughts to me and I record it for them.
One HUGE message that I try to convey to my kids is the writing isn’t handwriting, but it is THOUGHTS and IDEAS! You can be a good writer and hire someone to record your thought for you, so I am willing to be that transcriptionist anytime.
12:45 PM – The kids head outside to ride bikes and play while I gather some curriculum for a friend.
1:30-3:30 PM – We head to the Falls Dam area of Falls Lake, which is less than a mile up the road. Friends meet us there and we spend the afternoon playing, gathering rocks, digging in dirt, and wading in the water.
It was a perfect end to the school week!
The rest of the evening included a hair cut for me! Lots of neighborhood playtime. And friends over for dinner!