Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Planning a Perfect Day (Back to Homeschool Blog Hop)

A few weeks ago I was reading a few of my favorite blogs and saw a title that caught my eye. It said, "A perfect planning day," but I first thought it said, "Planning a perfect day." I don't really remember what the blogger wrote about her planning day.

I did start thinking.

"Planning a perfect day."

A perfect day rarely happens in our house. In fact, sometimes I think that no two days are alike for our family.

Some days we had a doctor's appointment that takes all morning. On other days, we simply had Lauren's daily therapy appointment. Some days had more tube feedings than others. Other days were hungry days and I made more allergy-free snacks from scratch. Sometimes the pharmacy mixed up Lauren's medicines again and we needed to make a "quick" trip to the hospital thirty minutes away to get a blood draw at 8 am. Sometimes Brennan woke up early, and sometimes I woke him up when I realized it was already mid-morning. Sometimes I ran in the afternoon, and sometimes I tried to go outside before it got too hot.

For the past few years, I've been so busy with just making do, that I didn't have a specific goal in mind. No wonder we haven't had any perfect days.

I think of the saying, "If you aim for nothing, you will hit it every time."

I've had an idea of what I wanted to accomplish, but I never put forth the effort to make a plan to get there. I was aiming for getting everything done somehow. I guess I made my somehow goal more often than not.

This year, I'd love to do more than get by somehow.

I wish I had a perfect day lined out so that I could share it with you. Unfortunately, it's still too early for me to figure out exactly what "perfect" is going to look like in our new location.

As we start settling in to our new home and adding more schoolwork to our days, I'm going to look at everything with an eye towards perfect.

What will a perfect homeschool day look like? I want to have a clear picture of that perfect day in my mind. I know that our days will rarely go as planned. If I'm not striving for perfection, though, I know that we won't achieve it.

The participants in the Homeschool Blog Hop are talking about all sorts of planning topics todays -- planning for the year, week, day, or even minute. Be sure to stop by some of the other blogs to get some new ideas.



  1. Ha! I have to laugh because I saw your title and thought the same thing--"Perfect Day!?! What?" But even though we never have a perfect day around here, I do like a plan to give direction, just like you said. We plan our way, but the Lord directs our steps.
    (And my idea of a perfect day may not be God's plan.) Thanks for sharing!

  2. I'm not sure what a "perfect" day looks like either. I know it's a GOOD day when we get through more than half of our schoolwork without any major fights. LOL



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