When we first started touring, it felt like a fun adventure! It was tiring and so much work, but we all loved the challenge! The boys have always been so flexible, so truly the greatest challenges were for Josh and I. The boys quickly learned to meet new people, enjoy new scenery, and sleep wherever we ended up each night.
However, the chaotic life we live began to take it's toll quickly so we worked to put routines in place wherever possible. Our "normal" didn't look anything like anyone else's normal, but we learned to expect the unexpected and find routine in our busyness.
Being given a place to call home, though, has opened the door for a whole new way of doing things. Which is good, because we're all feeling a little weary of the touring life and craving some predictability and stability. Don't get me wrong, we still feel the call to continue this touring ministry, we're just also so grateful for a home to go to in between traveling.
So, as our winter California tour drew near to a close and we were all beginning to show signs of stress and fatigue (read: irritable Mommy and disobedient boys), Josh and I began to pray about and plan schedules and routines to build some discipline into our lives and the life of our boys when we got home.
This past Sunday evening, we had a family meeting to discuss our new homeschool and chore schedules. Believe it or not, we were ALL excited to begin to follow the new schedules. Josh and I are looking forward to having some order to our long daily "to do" lists and the boys are excited to know what to expect as far as schoolwork, play time, and chores.
Monday morning started off well with morning chores and homeschooling, but by lunch time Noah was moping and Caden said he didn't have energy to walk to his bedroom to play. . .
That's right! We're sick AGAIN!!! By bedtime last night, both boys had high fevers and Josh and I were beginning to feel crummy. This morning, instead of heading next door for my ladies' bible study, I raised the quarantine flag above our house, took some tylenol, and went back to bed!
So, although I had the best of intentions regarding our new routine, I have yet to truly try it out to let you know how it's going! :) I'll keep you posted, but in the meantime, I think I'm going to go take a nap!
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Leviticus & Mark
(the Bible in a year)
Five Children and It
(family read aloud by E. Nesbit)
Middle School: The Inside Story
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All Things Gardening, Soil, & Chickens
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