Well, April is over and so is my attempt to ever do laundry again (I wish). Actually, I did pretty good this week and worked on the laundry at least some every day. As a super bonus, I began to teach Tot how to help me with her laundry and I think that will go much easier now. She helped me put clothes into her drawers and hang her shirts up on hangers - pretty sweet!
For May's habit I've chosen to work on having Family Bible Time. I've talked about this before, not in depth or anything, but it's something I've been working on, on and off, for awhile now and I really want to make this a habit. For the past few days this has been what we do:
(the rest of this we do while we're still at the table and the opportunities for distraction are smaller)
*Read a Psalm (for May we'll read the one that corresponds to the date)
*Memory Verse (for the moment, we're doing Ephesians 6:1)
*Sing two fun songs ("This Is The Day" and "Jesus Loves Me"
*Sing one hymn ("Our God, He Is Alive" - I want them to learn the older songs, and this one tells the story of Jesus so very well)
*Prayer (Tot prays, I help Little David pray, then I pray, and if Dave is home then he prays)
And then we're done! I have to tell you, it's been a pretty great part of my day. Tot is doing excellent at the memory verse and they are learning the songs very well. We're still working on staying still while we read the bible, but I figured that is a learned skill. To help in that, I got Tot's little bible and put Post It tabs on the Psalm we're reading and on her memory verse. Then, I can tell her to open her Bible to the green tab and she can pretend to read with us. I know that I would probably have better luck with a devotional geared to younger kids, but I really want them to learn to go to the Bible first and to not always depend on man's words about the Bible.
Anyways, so that's my habit this month! If you'd like to join me, hop on over to The Lazy Organizer!