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Weekdays with my kids are usually pretty straight-forward. The day before, I set out the kid’s school clothes and while I am teaching classes, (I teach English to kids in China online in the mornings) Cameron gets the kids dressed and out the door for school. When the kids arrive to school they are served a hot breakfast from wonderful Ms. Bessie, the cook at their school. On weekends we usually have a list of fun things laid out to do as a family. Always being on the go and getting everyone out of the house on the weekends can be a challenge but streamlining is our secret sauce. Here are 3 ways that we streamline our weekends in order to enjoy more quality time together as a family.
1. Get Them Started Off Right With A Good Breakfast
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2. Routine Is King
Mornings in our home on the weekends are pretty much set. Every Saturday morning we hop in the car and take a trip to H-E-B to get our groceries for the following week. Sunday mornings we race out the door to get to church. I find that the more routine our mornings get with the kids, the less questions they have and the easier it is to get out of the door! Breakfast on-the-go is a necessity most weekends! By the time our morning activities are complete, we stick to the kid’s school schedule and get them down for naps and quiet time after they eat lunch.
3. Allow Some Wiggle Room
I know that I am the routine queen when it comes to kids, but one great thing that children teach us is to expect the unexpected. For someone like me who champions a good regimen, my kids help balance me in a way I didn’t know I needed. Weekend afternoons at the Bertuzzi home are filled with discovering new things around our community, trips to the pool, getting messy making slime, or baking sweets (that are sure to ruin dinner).
Streamlining the weekends has allowed Cameron and I to be more intentional about our quality time with each other and with the kids. It also gives the kids something to expect and look forward to after their school week is over. It takes the guess work out of the weekends for everyone and is great when you have little ones. I am enjoying this now before my kids get older and scatter on the weekends with their high school friends.