With our second week of school finished and soccer in full swing, we are back into the rhythm of fall. This includes our afternoon snack the kids look forward to each day before they begin homework and projects. A little fuel for the remainder of the day.
Since starting this ritual back in the spring, it has made for a much better and less chaotic time of day. They eat, talk and rest while I start to set up for dinner. When they’re finished eating, homework begins followed by an hour or so of play. The flow of the evening is amazing and I encourage anyone to try this with their own family. A true quality of life improvement happened around here from that simple routine shift.
I have noticed over the past week the nights are coming quicker and cooler with less time for bike riding and jackets being pulled out of closets. The time seems to fly by before it’s lights out and Mark and I can sit down for the day. Although it seems to take me longer with dishes to finish and lunches to set up for morning. Not every night, but most. One thing I have learned with three kids in school is to try my best to prepare ahead.
How about you? Has your school routine settled in or are you still figuring out where you need to be on each day and when you need to be there? Later this month there could be an added activity so I may be having to pack our gouter in to go containers.
We are hoping to enjoy some beautiful fall weather over the weekend and celebrate a friend’s birthday too! What are your plans? Apple picking? Farmer’s markets? Sports with the kids?
Whatever you have planned, enjoy your weekend and I will see you back here on Monday.