Happy Thursday, friends!
Today, my post is all about my SUMMER ROUTINE.
You know how much I love a routine post, and SO MANY OF YOU have asked me to share this year’s summer routine!
Before we start, if you’ve missed the other routine posts, here they are:
MORNING ROUTINE: FALL 2020
Now, I really just think this meme says it best. This is my current SUMMER ROUTINE…
Friends, during the schoolyear, I feel like I have my routine down to a science but right now, during the summer, I’m just waking up and surviving the chaos most days. I kind of have a structure, but let’s be real…with four kids, the structure is often thrown out the window by 9:00 AM.
I’m not saying I manage this every single day, but on a good/average summer day, this is pretty much how I try and structure things…
4:10 ALARM GOES OFF
I get up, get coffee, do my Bible study and quiet time and then sit down and work until about 6:00ish when it’s time to…
A few times a week, I workout with Erika and then on other days, I workout by myself. My workouts are typically about an hour.
7:00 EAT BREAKFAST
I typically grab breakfast and that second cup of coffee between 7 and 7:30. I also love to do Sudoku too while I eat 🙂 . I also try to squeeze in a dog walk somewhere in here too.
7:30 SHOWER AND GET DRESSED
I always shower first thing in the morning (rarely do I wash my hair in the morning during the summer) and then get dressed (most often with a swimsuit underneath!) for the day.
After I shower, I head back to my desk and work. From here until 11:00-ish, kids wake up, I make breakfast for them, clean up the kitchen, work some more, make the bed, work some more, you know…all of that stuff.
Around 11:00 each day, we…
…either head out to run any errands/appointments/etc that we might have or if we don’t have any…
…we head to the pool and swim and have lunch there (one less thing to make and/or clean up!). We do our fun afternoon activities until 1:30 or so and then, we head back home for the day.
The afternoon for me is mostly spent working (until around 5 or 5:30) and the kids play. They play outside, they play inside…they craft, color, paint, use sidewalk chalk, ride bikes…it’s just a flurry of activity or sometimes, they watch a movie.
When it’s time for dinner, we all eat together and then thankfully, we don’t have a lot of evening activities so after dinner, we’ll either play outside, swim or get showered and watch a movie together. During the schoolyear, evenings are much busier than they are for us right now. This is also when we fold and put away laundry, empty the dishwasher and all of that fun stuff 😉 .
Around 9:00, I shower, get my pjs on and then read until it’s time for bed (around 10:15). The little girls go to sleep around 9:00 but the big kids stay up later than me.
The next morning, we repeat.
Okay, so what do you do???
For me, it’s a juggle (not a balance) of working, parenting, having fun, working some more, having more fun and repeat. I would love to hear what kind of structure you have in place! I don’t love toggling back and forth between work and play, but after all of these years, it really seems like the best fit for our family. I’m always so curious about other people’s routines. Please comment and share with me! xo