If you know me even a little bit, you know that I am a schedule-oriented person. You also know that I usually do things the same way every time. I have a certain way I go through the grocery store, a certain way I drive to church, and certain days I like to do certain chores. Needless to say I have a schedule and it might not be posted but it is in my head.
Clean-up - lately I have been setting out oven timer for 1 hour and Lilly and I get to cleaning:
Mon - wash clothes and general straighten up from the weekend (Lilly sorts clothes and is my gopher girl running things back to the room they belong in)
Tues - bathrooms (Lilly "stirs" the toilets and wipes the mirrors) and collecting all the trash to go out
Wed - dusting, wiping down (we do this together) This is also the day we usually have play dates or outings so I don't stress if the dusting doesn't get done
Thurs - light laundry, floors (one day I will get a smaller mop so Lil can help me with this)
Fri - general straighten up and any outside general clean-up like cleaning out cars or sweeping the sidewalk, etc.
School Time - I'll post more on this later
Planned Playtime w/ Mommy - pool, play doh, park, making a craft, cooking, etc
Rest Time - some days we have a nap and some days not, but on the no nap days, Lilly has to play quietly in her room for an hour
Organizing or finish cleaning/ Lil has "free" play time
Family time - games, movie, play, etc
Bedtime routine for Lil - bath, books, prayers, songs, sleep
Evening time varies depending on whether my husband is home or away
This is the schedule I use for Mon - Fri. Weekends are a little different, but usually there is a "schedule" of some sort in my head before they day begins. What I need to remember to do is to let God lead the day and not stress if something doesn't get done or if something "interrupts" the routine. I'm getting better at this, but only by His help. :)