Schedules: Friend or Foe?
Life around the Goodrum Household can be very hectic. In the morning, my husband and I try to get dressed before the baby wakes, get our 5 year old up and try to get her to dress herself, feed the two cats and feed the puppy and take her out (twice). I usually come home from work at lunch and take the puppy out (I put on an apron so she doesn't get dirt all over my outfit). After work (and this is where it gets iffy), I might take Cookie (the pup) out right away, or put dinner on, or get Charles (the daughter) and/or Fozzy (the son) or feed Cookie, etc. Mantrell and I have discussed a schedule which looks something like me coming home, taking Cookie out, cooking (by then he would be home with the kids) then feed Cookie. Unfortunately, I usually have to pick the kids up anyway (because I get off first) and it is SO much fun (NOT) to take Cookie out with Charles and Fozzy. Add to the mix that we used to swim at the YMCA three times a week and we haven't been in like 2 months - we would like to get back , to the YMCA (and feed everyone, and bathe everyone, and make sure everyone gets their bedtime story). So what do we do? Do have a family schedule? What is on it (I didn't have time to talk about chores and stuff) Do you stick to it religously? Does one of you follow more closely than the other? Do you schedule your personal time (dates, beauty parlor, shopping?)