Monday, June 23, 2014

Hello Summer!

Today kicks off the first REAL day of summer. Amanda had two days off last week and Daniel had one but this is the beginning of our first week!

So here are the ground rules/schedule/routine, or whatever you want to call it.

They can sleep until 9 if they wish (and Amanda does). Daniel can watch t.v. until 9 am.

Then it begins...

  • Devotions
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Chores
  • Lunch
  • Friends and/or screens

I have chosen Keys for Kids. They can listen to it and follow along. This is great for Daniel because I really believe that he is an auditory AND visual learner. I prefer this type of learning as well.

After that each child had five questions to answer.


  1. What sin where the boys committing?
  2. How long was Blake away?
  3. If you ignore sin it can take _______of your ______.
  4. According to Blake's Dad, each time you do 2 things, sinning becomes easier. What are those 2 things?
  5. What was the other boy's name?

  1. What 2 scriptures are referenced?
  2. How do you get the devil to flee from you?
  3. What is today's "key"?
  4. What animal will devour you if you are not sober, vigilant (alert)?
  5. Where in the Bible does it say God cannot be tempted with evil?

While Amanda completed her five questions, Daniel and I walked the dog with Robert.

These are the chores to choose from:

  • empty the dishwasher
  • take the junk upstairs that is sitting on the steps
  • pick up your bedroom floor
The room is clean in my eyes if the floor is clear of junk. Pile it high on a dresser but get it off the bloody floor.

  • mow the lawn
  • empty the waste cans
  • take the garbage cans and recycle to the curb
  • water the garden and the flower beds
  • walk the dog
Neighbor chores while they are away:

  • feed the fish
  • collect the mail and newspaper

Daniel completed everything in about an hour. Amanda is a little slower but she had it all completed...eventually, I think.

The reading has not begun because we didn't get the books yet.

It's a start. It's a very ambitious start. I have "hang out" dates planned, Dollar movies, and Free Bowling (shoe rental not included). I will allow myself grace when things don't work out. But at least it's a start.

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