Wednesday, May 21, 2008

last day of school

WooHoo! I don't know who's more excited, me or the kids, but today is the last day of school for 3 months. Yippee. I'm so ready to be able to stay up late and NOT have to be up before 6am. Not that we will be lounging all summer but changing up the busy is good!

I always have lofty goals to accomplish every summer and rarely accomplish much but nonetheless, this year is no different.

*The girls will rotate kitchen chores weekly. Those chores include: lunch helper, supper helper, table setter. I may relieve them of the unloading of the dishwasher for the summer....or maybe not.

*I want to teach the 2 older kids to do laundry. Not that I want them to fully take that job over but I want them to know how to do it.

*I want atleast Jaci able to bake a cake from a mix and maybe some other baking. They've never done any sort of baking by themselves. I know, bad mamma.

*Computer time will be limited to 30 minutes a day. They can break that up into 2 or 3 slots but no more than 30 minutes total.

*Scheduled reading time - on their own and together. I'm going to have them pick a book of the Bible to have finished by August, as I will have the entire Bible read by then. :)

*Another fun thing I thought of.....I bought them each a notebook to write down their "See what God will do" moments. This is a mantra burning in my life right now. I want them to remember what they see God doing in these days.

I have a feeling we'll be doing a fair amount of traveling most of the summer so these things will fit into life however and whenever we can. Hopefully. Yay for summer schedules!

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