Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Proposed Schedule

School starts tomorrow (!) so I’ve been thinking about what our schedule will probably look like.  Olivia is doing soccer again this year but Kayley is not.  She is doing dance instead (Hip Hop), and Olivia is doing dance also (ballet) in addition to soccer.  It's going to be a busy fall.


6:15-7:45 - I get up and get ready for work.


7:45-8:40ish - Girls get up and get ready.  I will help with breakfast and lunches (preferably packed the night before, but not always going to happen).


8:40ish - Everybody leaves for work/school.  I imagine that for the first several weeks while the weather is still cooperative they will either walk or ride their bikes with friends.  Otherwise I will drive them.


8:45-9:00ish - I arrive at work.  It’s only 5 minutes away but can take up to 20 minutes if I get stuck behind a bus or something.


3:05 - Paul gets home (he just started a new position with an (even) earlier start time.  He has been getting home at 3:35).


3:40ish - Girls get home from school, have a snack and start their homework.

Then it will vary depending on the day:


Mondays

4:30 - Early dinner for Kayley

5:10 - Paul takes Kayley to dance (5:30-6:15).  Meanwhile, dinner for Olivia.
5:35 - I get home.

5:45 - I take Olivia to soccer.  Or, Paul can take both, drop Kayley first at 5:30, then
drop Olivia at 5:45 and go back for Kayley, arriving about 10-15 minutes before the end of class.  Then either of us could grab Olivia from soccer at 7:30.  But most likely Kayley will get a ride to dance from the neighbor whose daughter/the girls’ friend is also in that class and then either Paul or I will pick them both up.  I think most of the time Kayley will ride with the neighbor, I will take Olivia to soccer and walk the dog during practice while Paul picks up Kayley and the neighbor girl from dance.  Whew.


6:35 - Dinner for Kayley if she didn’t already eat earlier, finish homework, free time.

7:40 - Olivia home, finish homework, free time.

8:30 - Electronic device cut-off.  Shower, brush teeth, read, etc.

9:00 - Paul goes to bed (he gets up super early (before 4 sometimes) to go to gym before work most days).

9:30 - Bedtime for girls (will always shoot for 9:00 but 9:30 is more realistic).  Alone time for me—watch TV, computer stuff, then read before bed.

10:30 or 11:00 - Bedtime for me.


Tuesdays

4:25 - Paul takes Olivia to dance (4:45-5:40), or most likely she will ride with the above mentioned neighbor whose other daughter is in Olivia’s dance class.

5:20 - Paul leaves to pick up Olivia and most likely the neighbor girl at 5:40

5:30 - I get home
6:00 - Dinner

6:30-8:30 - Finish homework (them), clean up, next day prep, miscellaneous chores (me and Paul)

8:30 - Electronic device cut-off.  Shower, brush teeth, read, etc.

9:30 - Bedtime for girls.  Alone time for me—watch TV, computer stuff, then read before bed.

10:30 or 11:00 - Bedtime for me.


Wednesdays

5:00 - Dinner for Olivia, then get ready for soccer.

5:45 - Take Olivia to soccer (6-7:30).

6:30ish - Dinner for the rest of us.

7:40 - Olivia home, finish homework, free time.

8:30 - Electronic device cut-off.  Shower, brush teeth, read, etc.

9:30 - Bedtime for girls.  Alone time for me—watch TV, computer stuff, then read before bed.

10:30 or 11:00    Bedtime for me.

Thursdays
5:30 - I get home
6:00 - Dinner, clean up, next day prep and then same as other days

Fridays
I will work from home most Fridays.
6:00 - I get up, brush my teeth, put hair in ponytail, let the dog out, make coffee and get right to work by 6:30
6:30 - 8:00 - work from home
8:00 - 8:40 - get the girls ready and out the door
8:40 - 1:40 - work from home
1:40ish - girls get home (early dismissal), have a snack, chat about their day
2:00ish - 3:30 - work from home

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