6. Skip a School Schedule; Embrace Your Daily Routine
Why? Because Murphy’s Law is a real thing.
As a family that travels full-time, we don’t have a school schedule but embrace routines. For example, we usually wake between 6:30 am and 7:30 am. Everyone starts with alone time when waking up (thank goodness we all agree on this).
As I write this, it is Saturday, which means my hubby (Dan) works out in the morning while I make breakfast. Any formal learning like math happens before lunch. This evening is my yoga class (virtual means I can do it on the road), so Dan makes their dinner and talks more in-depth about the questions that came up today. Then we all have family time together.
Do our routines get wonky and messed up? Yes, but not very often. If we had a "schedule," though, it would be in vain. Routines mean that when something happens – good or bad – we can adjust to it easily.
Math at 9 am every day? It’s just not going to happen because we might have stayed up late the previous night to watch a meteor shower. Or we might have 9 am. Family Camp with the Dauphin Island Sea Lab. But math sometime after breakfast and before lunch? That’s easy to accomplish.
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