Every day starts off similar.
Wake up, wake the kids up if they are not yet up.
Get changed and make sure that all the kids get changed.
Make breakfast or get the older ones to make breakfast for the younger siblings.
Tackle challenge #1 – Tiger girl
If she is in a good mood it can be a breeze to get her ready for school or else it can be a real nightmare if she wakes up on the wrong side of bed that morning.
These few weeks she has been hesitant to go to school in the morning. I blame it on the holidays that we had been having the past month. Every time she sees both her brothers home she knows that it must be a holiday. It really takes quite a while to coax her out of the house and ensure that she goes to school punctually.
Tackle Challenge #2
Doggie boy is in the afternoon session so in the morning I try to maximize the time with him by giving him 1-to-1 tuition and help with his homework during the before school hours. While he is doing his table work I would be monitoring him while at the same time preparing his lunch or doing the housework.
After he goes off to school it’s ME time for me to catch up on my online work/ reading and just time out to chill before Monkey boy returns from school.
Tackling Challenge #3
Afternoons are for tutoring Monkey boy 1-to-1 and overseeing that he completed his school homework. If Monkey boy has CCA on that day we would have to head off shortly after he returns to ferry him back to school for Badminton.
Before dinner it is chilling out time for the kids as they get their TV/iPAD time then. It is their down time while dinner if being prepared.
Dinner preparation starts after Tiger girl returns home from school. On certain days Monkey boy helps out in the kitchen as part of his holistic learning experience. At 9 year old he is old enough to learn how to prepare his own meals and help out in dinner preparation at home.
After dinner the kids and I have an hour table study/ homework time before story time. On certain nights I do not get through story time with each one of them however I do ensure that we do read at least a short story each night.