8-9:00 Get up, get coffee, get dressed, chat etc.
9-9:30 Shayleen makes breakfast with Owen's help (He takes this job so seriously. It's so funny.)
10-11:30 Clean house-I have the house on a simple rotating schedule.
2-3:00 Quiet time (and oh, how we need it!)
3-4:00 Music practice (If it hasn't already been done)
4-5:00 Shayleen makes dinner with Elisa's help.
7:00 Family devotions
8:00 Little boys get their teeth brushed and have stories read to them.
Then the older kids get the run of the house. :) The little boys aren't too crazy about this, but they will just have to get used to it. They can still hear life going on from their room. But it gives the older kids their time to watch more mature movies, get out games that have a lot of pieces and actually play on the floor if they like, cut out sewing patterns, etc. We have been on this schedule for about two weeks and it seems to be going really well.
Also, I used to not schedule the hour for wake up time. I just scheduled the time when we needed to start getting things done. I figured if one wanted time to sit in a chair and space out the window or time to check their email they should plan to get up a little earlier to do it. But they didn't seem to catch up on that concept. They got up right when they had to and it didn't make for smooth mornings. Also, it limits me, because if they are sitting spacing out or spending time taking inane quizzes on facebook, I won't stress out on them about time use because this IS their time to do it and there is a stop time already implemented so I don't have to nag. Whew. So nice when a small simple thing can cure a problem!