Friday, November 30, 2007

Typical Evening Rountine

All right, I thought some of you would love a glimpse into a typical evening in the Gill Home.  Here is how it goes....
6:30- herd all children upstairs for bath, brush, books, and bed
6:32-tell children it is time to go upstairs
6:35- chase all children up the stairs
6:36- girls run into their room to get pjs and get naked, bear goes into his room to do heaven knows what, Parker runs into his room
6:38- chase after Parker as he runs down the hall with a toy sword
6:40- retrieve Parker from Bear's top bunk
6:43- chase Parker out of girls room so they can fish undressing
6:45- retrieve Parker off Bear's top bunk
6:48-start showers for girls, retrieve Parker off top bunk
6:50- comfort Bear who has been hit in the head with a plastic sword by Parker
6:55- holler to girls their shower time is almost over, ask Bear why he is not yet ready for shower, retrieve Parker off top bunk
6:56- chase Parker down the hall to get him undressed
7:00- finally tackle Parker to ground and undress him for bath, herd girls out of shower and Bear into the shower
7:05-Bathe Parker and wrestle him into his PJS
7:07- chase Parker out of Girls room, grabbing the pjs out of his hands and handing them to the girls so they can get dressed
7:10-check on Bear in shower, help girls brush teeth, retrieve Parker of top bunk
7:12- cut shower off and send bear to his room for the pjs ( which he was supposed to have brought into the bathroom with him) 
7:15-check all three older ones teeth, send them to pick story, grab Parker off top bunk and take him into his room for a story
7;20-read story to other three children
7:30-prayers, hugs, kisses, and LIGHTS OUT!!!!
7;35- collapse on sofa
Repeat each evening......

2 comments:

Prof. Bryce said...

Oy!!! That makes me tired just reading it! But, they won't be young forever and before you know it they'll be doing all these things for themselves--and you may even miss the chaos (just a little...every now and then...)

kitty said...

i'm so impressed that it all works and is done by 7:30! if that was all you had to do all day, it'd be enough!
ps- i want to call you but i don't have your home or cell #. will you email it to me (catherineemery75@yahoo.com) or call me 3109266486. xxxoo