Monday, October 25, 2010

How it works for us

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!". 

11 comments:

Aly sun said...

Yep, sounds like a little extra rest is called for. Congratulations on your pregnancy! I hope morning sickness doesn't last forever.

Stacy said...

*gasp* Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Grace (& David)!
So excited for you and your family!
Love, Betsy

Mrs David W said...

I wondered when you mentioned about the napping on day one. Expectant moms have that certain tone in their typing.
Congratulations

Gretchen said...

I had the same thought when you mentioned naps--not that a mommy of little people doesn't deserve naps, but... :) Anyway. Congratulations!!!!!!! When are you due? :)

Jessica Elisabeth said...

Awwww...congratulations, Grace! That is so exciting! I have this feeling it will be a boy this time. :)

gladbooks said...

Congratulations, Grace. Always good news. :)

...they call me mommy... said...

So true, Grace! Just pick up where you left off if you get off your schedule don't try to cram! I needed this reminder! :)

Ginger said...

Gathering from the comments, I didn't miss your announcement. I was worried there for a minute.
CONGRATULATIONS!!!! So exciting!

Ginger said...

P.S. I take a nap every day and I'm not expecting. ;)

Staci said...

This is exciting! We did this with Ella and Nola didn't we! HA! Season is having a giveaway, maybe you could win a free diaper to try with the newest little one?! Also my blog is changed now, schmetterling journey was hard to remember, so now it's A Quiverfull A Blessing Grand

Bless you!