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Sunday, March 8, 2009

MOTH is here!!

MOTH has arrived to out home and we are sooo excited! For those of you who are unfamiliar with MOTH, it's an acronym for the book called "Managers of Their Homes" and it has been a welcome respite to me personally and an exciting start of a new project. It is a book for and by Christian Homeschooling families to help you build a schedule to make sure that your home, family life, school and personal walk with the Lord run smoothly...a time for everything and all of that. With all these rambunctious boys, animals and whatnot running around here, I felt it was time to make a change. I spend all day dealing with the "urgent' instead of what is 'important'...the idea behind the book being that if you can find a way to smoothly and diligently care for the care of the home, keeping school on track and timely meals, etc...you will time to care for the urgent without it consuming your whole day (and bit more order should keep the 'urgent' to a minimum, anyway) and you will have time for the important things...like training your children to love the Lord, respect for parents, getting along and a healthy work ethic, etc. So often these things get lost in the hubbub of daily life...and at the end of the day, week, month...lifetime, you find yourself thinking that you had INTENDED to teach those things..but never got around to it. Anywho, enough babble about that...the point being that I needed to find a way to be more productive with the time I have available to me...and not only to be able to adequately care for the kiddos, but to take a few minutes here and there for me...my quiet time, work out time, healthful meals, etc, have been slipping due to lack of organization on my part...that's embarrassing to admit! ANYWHO, all of that to say....after COUNTLESS hours of fussing, rearranging, cutting out squares and remembering exactly how much I hate sticky tac, my new schedule is DONE, DONE, DONE!! Charlie and Dan has quite a bit of fun at my expense over the weekend, rearranging squares and asking me repeatedly if I was done yet...I wasn't nearly as amused as they were, but that's another story in itself. So, I shall put all of my hard work for you, my loyal friends and cohorts to see. I will be starting this schedule on Monday, but only to about lunchtime...then every few days, I will add an hour or so until we are running the full thing all the time. As for the rest of the day, we will resume the much looser adaptation of our routine...so a similar idea, but much more room for 'interpretation"...LOL! So without further ado..my MOTH schedule. ~B~, if you are reading this...all I have to say is I can't even imagine what you are thinking right now...LOL! ENJOY!!
Blessings,
Kristy
Here is the morning schedule, everyone getting up, dressed, rooms cleaned, chores, reading to the little ones, my workouts, Bible study time, lunch prep and the like. Coordinating every one's to be in the right place at the right time was tough...scheduling showers was even worse! LOL

After lunch and the following clean up, it's outside to burn off some energy to get ready for school...now each boy gets 1 on 1 time with me, and I still get to schedule myself 30 whole minutes of a rest...yeah! I was VERY excited about that part. ; )

Kristy and the Man Crew
*In the essentials; UNITY, In the non-essentials; LIBERTY,and in ALL things; CHARITY*
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3 comments:

The Ruoss Crew said...

30 whole minutes to yourself? Im totally jealous! Good luck and let me know how it goes. You know I'm all about charts : )

Karen said...

WOW!! I'm SO proud of you!! You'll have to keep me updated. Love, K

The Ruoss Crew said...

yo this is Bocaj and I'm glad my mom dosn't do that(i like my free time)

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