August 26, 2010
I know I have talked about this before, BUT, we really need to get on some kind of schedule around here. I just cannot function with four kids all coming and going in and out of the kitchen as they please. They are total DIVAS (and/or whatever you call the boy version of a diva) acting like they run the show. I have had it! Time for me to take back my house. I have printed a schedule and posted it to the fridge. Everything is scheduled from what time they wake up to allotted times for snacks, meals, baths, etc.
This will hopefully keep them from grazing all day long. This should force them to eat when they are scheduled to eat, hence, eliminating the occasion for them to pop in for a meal just as I am finishing up cleaning the kitchen. This should eliminate the protests when it comes to bath time. It should get them in the habit of brushing their teeth without having to be reminded. It should help them to keep their rooms tidy and in a manageable state of dirtiness. It should HOPEFULLY get them into a pattern of good sleep habits!
God wants us to be good stewards of our time. Everything has it's place in time. We should not be eating when it is time to work. We should not be sleeping when it is time to clean. We should not be watching TV when it is time to sleep. If it takes a schedule to keep you organized, then I say, "Go for it!"
"There is a time for everything, a season for evry activity under heaven. A time to be born and a time to die. A time to plant and a time to harvest. A time to kill and a time to heal. A time to tear down and a time to rebuild. A time to cry and a time to laugh. A time to grieve and a time to dance. A time to scatter stones and a time to gather stones. A time to embrace and a time to turn away. A time to search and a time to lose. A time to keep and a time to throw away. A time to tear and a time to mend. A time to be quiet and a time to speak up. A time to love and a time to hate. A time for war and a time for peace." Ecclesiastes 3:1-8