I was hoping that school would provide a good structure for our day after summer travel.
Read on to see how our first month went!
I was right. I fell in love with our new daily routine. I got up early enough to cook breakfast to eat with Andrei before he left for work. Then schoolwork with David, which we managed to finish in an hour or 90 minutes. After that, outside time.
Home from the walk in plenty of time to eat lunch, then finish up any remaining read-alouds. And...the day was still young! I did dinner prep and sometimes we went outside for another walk before dinner. The kids were getting little to no screentime because we were reading books for school all day, which inspired imaginative play.
We had friends over.
We would wash dishes gradually throughout the day and pretty much stay on top of it (we don't have a dishwasher).
In the evening I would get to bed early, exhausted and still a little bit jet-lagged.
Then we hit some roadblocks and it got harder: