Wednesday, December 8, 2010
We first started using a schedule for Andrew during one of the Beach Weeks. We haven't really used it a lot at home, but when we travel, it's been a life-saver. He just really needs to know what's going on. My mom claims he gets that from her.
Since Andrew has been home, I've been posting a schedule for him every day. The day usually begins with a trip to the playground, then Mommy School. The afternoon fills up with Lunch, Quiet Time, Reading Time, Advent Calendar activity, and playtime. He watches TV while I make dinner and often plays on the computer with Dave after Isaac goes to bed. I feel like it's a good mix of outside, inside, working, playing, resting, going. And he's hooked.
On day we got behind. It was noon and we were eating lunch, but we were suppose to be eating lunch at 11:30. He ran around the apartment checking all the clocks, asking me to change the clocks back to 11:30. We adjusted the schedule instead. ;)
Last Saturday I decided not to post a schedule. It was the weekend after all and we never posted schedules on the weekends before. But he had a rough afternoon and at the end of the day asked me if I could make a schedule for him for the next day.
Every day so far "Advent Calendar" has been part of the schedule and he loves that part of the day. Yesterday's activity was "Make Christmas Cookies".
So, we did.
Today's activity? Eat a candy cane. A trip to the candy store is in order for this one. Don't you worry though. It's all scheduled in.