For me, the start of a new “school” year is all about finding a groove, or rhythm, to our day that feels natural. By natural, I mean that we need to all feel awake and ready to work when it’s time to work.
So, mornings are good, but not too early. Afternoons aren’t good because my brain stops working properly after 3pm.
But, I’ve hyperventilated more than once this week over the thought of trying to “do it all” this school year. What, pray tell, is “all”?
An eager preschooler who wants to do some schoolwork too;
All the activities we have going on: soccer, girl scouts, dance, swimming, coop;
And, of course, fitting in playdates with homeschool and regular school friends.
We used to start doing school at 10am and finish by 1ish. But, with double the number of kids “in school”, I need more time. Which means I need to dial back our start time to 9am which eats into my valuable work time, and/or my workout time.
Since I can’t write at night (other than little quips on Twitter about whatever reality television show I happen to be watching), I have decided to try exercising after I put the kids to bed. Yes, Shred after Bed, or something like that.
So, tonight was to be Night #1. And instead of working out, I fell asleep on the couch.
I may need to think about this new schedule a little bit more.