This week’s Homeschool Family Question of the Week is a convicting one for me:
“How do you get everyone up, moving and motivated in the morning?” Our mornings are incredibly ROUGH!”
For me, “everyone” begins with me and ends with Ben. But since we are both night owls, getting up in a timely manner has always been a struggle.
I let him sleep until he’s ready to get up.
We have routine once he’s up, but that routine doesn’t begin at a set time. Most days he’s up by 9 or 9:30, has breakfast and is ready to begin by 10. Since I’m not a morning person either, I set my alarm for 8:30, so I can have some quiet time before he’s awake. Once he’s awake, he’s ready for the day. Does this mean he’s ready to start school right away? Ummm, no. He’d rather watch TV or read.
So this year, we begin our school day with praise and worship time, followed by Bible study/apologetics from Who is God?. This helps us get our hearts set on the right course for the day. Most of the time, the rest of our day goes much smoother. I can tell the difference from the get-go if we skip this part.
So what about you? What do you do to make your day run smoother from the beginning? Feel free to blog about it and link up at Christian Homeschoolers Taking a Stand.