A Day In the Life of An RV Oiler
It's morning, the sun is shining in through the shades and the natives are stirring.....I just slipped back inside from some awesome outside quiet by the lake.
It's time to wake up and get ready for school!
The females in the family seem to have the hardest time waking up, ESPECIALLY the teenager!
First things first, we can't function well with beds out, so they are put away. Blankets rolled up, pillows put in the back bedroom, and hideaway bed hidden back away in the couch.
Someone asked if the kids hate tearing down their beds every morning and I asked them, they said its still easier then making a bed, to roll up a blanket and a sheet, or push in an always made sofa bed.
Kids are responsible to make their own breakfast, and be dressed when school starts at 8:15. We draw chore sticks, but do not do chores until later. This has been such a hit at our house! You line up and draw a stick, get back in line and draw a second. These are your "jobs" for the whole day. This keeps things from getting boring, and keeps the kids all practiced up on the fine art of making dinner, or scrubbing a toilet.
Then its time for school! We start the day all as a family doing Prayer, Bible, Devotions, History and Latin Vocab. Then we divide off and work on the others things in age groups, but that's another post for another day.....
We play the rest of the day away, make and eat supper as a family which I adore. If I have a class I head out around bedtime, if I don't we do a family walk, and get out the bikes for a quick ride around the RV park or nearby bike trail. Sophie rides along in the basket of course!
Prayers and bedtime kisses and another amazing day is done.....we fall asleep dreaming of the adventures the next town holds. And that, my friends, is a day in the life of the RV Oilers!
8/29/2016 10:58:20 am
Do you think you'll ever go back to a traditional house? Will the kids go to a traditional school for high school so they can enjoy typical things like sports, dances, etc? This lifestyle sounds so rewarding and fun, but do the kids ever complain they miss their friends and extended family? :)
8/29/2016 01:02:10 pm
It's hard to imagine going back to a stick and brick house when we love the aspect of travel so much. We decided we are OK raising up adventurers and explorers instead of athletes, just as long as they are disciples for Christ!
8/29/2016 12:53:59 pm
They make breakfast themselves... What options do you always have around for them to choose from? Trying to limit cereal and it's so hard Bc it's so easy and they can do themselves... I don't have many other ideas that meet those 2 criteria!
8/29/2016 01:08:50 pm
Oo yes I hear you on cereal but on a day we are in a rush, it's ideal!
8/29/2016 05:39:14 pm
Sounds like I need to come for one of those delicious breakfasts ! Can't wait for Destiny to fix dinner and dessert again She did amazing last time 😊
8/29/2016 06:48:24 pm
Looks like a great day! How fun!
Charlotte F. Hogan
8/29/2016 07:39:06 pm
Do the two younger ones do their own clothes too? My college aged didn't do theirs!! Are they responsible for drying, folding and putting away too?
8/30/2016 08:33:28 am
Yes they sure do! So laundry helper has to help me sort and is responsible for keeping the loads going. Then we put all clean laundry on the bed and my helper folds and stacks per person. Each person must put away their own laundry. It's all immediate and daily because we don't have room for laundry piles! Haha its actually a lot less overwhelming then at home because I stay on top of it AND our clothes are all in one room.
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