Thursday, January 3, 2008

Tweaking my schedule

With the arrival of Thanksgiving an interruption in my schedule always occurs-every year, without fail, for the past 5 Thanksgivings that I've been a full time mom. I try, but not very hard, sad to say, to not allow it to happen, but I guess it's not that important to me. Usually the month of December is almost a total wash as far as eating right and staying on task go. I guess we get caught up in the season and are really looking forward to a break from the norm.

Now that the holidays are over, at least until next month (lunar new year don't ya know) it's time to tweak the schedule. I had one that I liked pretty well which I'll probably just go ahead and use, but I'm going to play with it a bit to make sure it's one I really like and can use.

I've got to start planning my meals again and getting my children to eat breakfast everyday. You would think breakfast would be easy enough, but 9yo isn't usually hungry in the morning and 4yo just wants to watch some TV. If I let them eat when they want, we're serving breakfast all morning until lunchtime and then who wants lunch? It starts a viscous cycle. Lunch is late, then dinner is late and who wants to cook so late in the evening? Or worse yet, who wants to cook and then clean up? which lets dishes in the sink until morning that I'd have to wash before breakfast... and the whole thing starts again. You can see why everyone eating breakfast is important.

It's the small things that make a difference.