Monday, August 30, 2010

My Job

Chrysostom on parenting:

"Let us bring them [our children] up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Great will be the reward in store for us, for if artists who make statues and paint portraits of kings are held in high esteem, will not God bless ten thousand times more those who reveal and beautify His royal image (for man is the image of God)? When we teach our children to be good, to be gentle, to be forgiving (all these are attributes of God), to be generous, to love their fellow men, to regard this present age as nothing, we instill virtue in their souls, and reveal the image of God within them."

What a great job I have.

So, I am, of course, adjusting the schedule for our second day. The afternoon went well, but the morning is too ambitious. I need a little more breathing room to accomplish other tasks. Simplified:

Everybody Sam and Will Ben and Cal and/or girls

6:30- Rise, dress, make beds, read Bibles
7:00-Family worship
7:30-Greek, Breakfast Preparation
9:15-History MWF, Church History Tue, Theology Thurs
10:00-Group Study: Science MWF, Art Tue, Music or Geography Thurs
10:45-Break/exercise, Math, preschool pages for Amelia
11:15-Bible, Preschool activities
12:00-Outside play
12:45- Lunch and girls to nap
1:30-Literature reading, quiet time, mom's break
2:15-Grammar, phonics for Cal
3:00-Math, phonics for Ben
3:45-Read Aloud
4:15- Clean up
4:30-Free Time
Evening routines of baths, piano practice(Yeah! We just got a piano teacher!) and time with dad

1 comment:

Jennie and Julie said...

What a great quote! I love it. I also liked the colors you used on this second was much easier on the eyes. It's still ambitious, but hopefully attainable? Let us know how it's going. Mom