WE CAN. Come on ladies, put on your big boy pants and get to it.
Here's just a sneak peek at how I get it all done:
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8:00 - My kids are awake and I fix them a healthy breakfast. I let them watch television (because I'm a fun momma...) while I finish my morning chores.... switch the laundry, make my bed, get dressed for the day and bring down the dirty laundry.
8:30 - I fold what is in the dryer (and hang the hang-ups...) before putting the wet ones in, making sure to start a new load. Kid's are already upstairs doing their morning chores and getting dressed, eager and ready for our day of school and learning.
9:00 - our school day begins with prayer and Bible time where I am teaching my kids the catechism. Do they enjoy it? No. Do they know the answers? Yes. Do they understand what they are saying? No. But we press on.
9:30 - 12:30 - life is all about learning.
12:30-1:00 - lunch and either Science or History
1:00-2:00 - break so that Mom doesn't blow a gasket. Although, Mom, of course, uses this time to fold more laundry, load the dishes and catch up on her computer work.
2:00-3:00 - Finish school work and help the kiddos remember that they love to read the afternoon away.
3:00-4:00 - generally answer the question "How much more time is left?" 1000 times, because we don't turn on electronics until 4:00 PM. Mom is finishing chores at this time and starting on dinner (which she has, of course, planned for far in advance) Oh, and exercising. OF COURSE.
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5:00-6:00 - clean up the neighborhood kid's mess and finish supper
6:00-6:30 - eat supper
6:30-8:00 - Dad and kid's are hanging out and playing games or watching TV, Mom is cleaning the kitchen, finishing laundry and getting things ready for tomorrow's school day.
8:30-9:30 - Bed and bath time. Dad is usually in charge because mom is generally still finishing up downstairs chores....
9:30 - kid's bedtime and parents are too exhausted for *us time* so we all go to bed.
9:30 - Mom climbs in her bed, realizing how exhausted she is and how glad she is to relax...
9:31 - Dad looks over at mom with that look in his eyes
9:41 - Mom is finally done for the day. Blissfully ending the day with a book and cup of decaf coffee.
Wednesday: Uh, repeat..... but with a few tears around the 2:00 hour...
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Friday: Mom tremblingly tries to put together the mess she's created on Thursday. Tries to
be a fun mom for the kiddos and exhausts herself. SO glad the weekend is coming...
Saturday and Sunday: - Mom doesn't move from her chair except when necessary.
Okay, did I say we could do it all ALL THE TIME? I meant we can attempt to do it all all the time and eventually drive ourselves crazy. I suppose there should have been a disclaimer to that "WE CAN".