I realize that I haven't quite finished explaining our day's schedule, but before I continued I wanted to take a little time to clarify something. I've had several questions lately asking how I actually stick with a schedule like this. The truth is, I don't! That's the beauty of this system! Many days there are unexpected plans, interruptions or I'm just plain too tired. But that's okay! The schedule is not to rule our life. The schedule is to equip me to better manage our life.
The most important lesson I've learned so far is to take it a day at a time. Don't worry about catching up after a missed day. Don't worry about cramming a whole weeks school and chores into two days because family is coming for the weekend. That's what I love about having the chores mapped out! If it got skipped this week, it will come around again next week, or next month, or tomorrow! I can't expect everything to be perfect today. Instead I have to appreciate the little changes that made today better.
Some weeks run like clock work. Lately however, we've had to modify things slightly. My husband assures me though, "Morning sickness doesn't last forever!".