Q14: Do you do your own housework?
A: Sadly, Yes. There was ONE YEAR when the boys were maybe 1 and 2 years old when I had a barter set up with someone. I taught her daughter music lessons and she cleaned my house. But that was just for one year. The end result is that my house is not as clean as it should be. I am a Flybaby. If you are familiar with Flylady you know that there is the bare minimum of doing a "one hour weekly home blessing" and cleaning up your hot spots daily but ideally you are also rotating deeper cleaning of rooms in your house all year long. I have been in survival bare-minimum mode for years. About once a month my parents take charge of the boys for a whole day and I catch up on things.
Q15: When do you make all of your materials?
A: As stated above, I usually make some kind of material for school EVERY NIGHT. Often times I do it while sitting on the couch with my husband while we watch a movie. Other nights, I might make things for an hour and we both read all night. Sometimes he really wants to watch some hideous man-show so we go our separate ways and do our own thing. I have an inner standard for what things should cost and if it isn't "too expensive" I buy as much of the materials as I can. I have enough to do as it is. I also can make things during the boys' work sessions depending on how the day is going. At the very least I use "school time" to do a lot of the research and reading that I need to do to keep up with them. I usually only spend about an hour a day making things, but sometimes I just want to push through an album or a project and will spend three hours a night for a several nights in a row like I did when I made all the fraction materials in one week.