I wrote this post earlier this year, but Sarah is just now using it. So Jesse is included in the pictures since it was pertinent to when I wrote it.
Here is another part of our series with questions you have asked for blog posts.
I would love to see a post about how you all schedule your time as a family with adult children still living at home. I know you’ve done a day in the life, but I’m more curious how you all use the Managers of Their Homes’ ideas now without little ones at home. For example, do you create your schedules separately? Do you work on scheduling together? How do you prioritize chores/tasks as a family when working around work schedules?
Scheduling has changed in our household now that our children still at home are all adults. We have some family basics in the schedule such as lunchtime, dinner time, and Bible time after dinner. Those basics are determined by what best fits with the whole family’s needs and work schedules. From there, each person schedules their own days, including bedtime, wake-up time, Bible time, exercise time, and work time.
As far as chores, we look at the work schedules and figure out who can do what. I have picked up more of the kitchen responsibilities since the girls are working more hours and have ministry responsibilities when not working. But they each have one meal a week that they take responsibility for. We eat lunch together, but each person heats up what they want. We have continued with our long-time plan of housecleaning on Fridays and have kept the same chores for that for many years now. But we help each other when one isn’t able to do what they would normally do. For example, one week I was helping a lot at Christopher and Anna Marie’s. Anna was home with a mild cold. She volunteered to do my Friday chores for me.
What about you? What are you doing in your homes with adult children? What works for you? What doesn’t work?
Trusting in Jesus,
“Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts,
we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world”