Schedules have always been my friend. I forget lots of things, but if it is on the schedule, I stick to it like glue.
As much as I hated the fact that Gracie and Luke had to go to day care, it gave them continuity and a SCHEDULE! Now that they are home with me, we are following the same schedule they had at day care (with early morning added for good measure):
6:30 - 7:30: Wake up and have Mommy rescue Twinsies from their room, get ready for the day and watch Barney (only the the Old MacDonald episode will do)
7:45 - 8:15ish: Breakfast
8:30: Play in room with Mommy (bug Mommy about crackers)
10:00: Morning snack and more play
11:30 or noon: Lunch
12:30 or 1:00: nap time (try to get away with asking for crackers)
2:00 - 2:30: Wake up and rock with Mommy for a while until they get bored and decide to hit brother for carrying your babydoll across the room.
2:45: water play outside
3:30: come inside because our outside is no where near as fun as the outside of day care, get out of wet clothes
3:45: chase each other through the house, pull boxes down from where they are carefully stacked, beat each other over the head with the spoons Daddy wants to sell at the yard sale, but hasn't put in a secure location
4:15: start crying for dinner because Mommy can make it and hold you at the same time
4:30: get into household products so that Mommy starts to cry from crazy Twinsies
5:15: Throw dinner at Mommy because it isn't what you want (Gracie) or gobble your food down so fast that Mommy doesn't have a chance to take one bite before you ask for "Mas!" (Lukie)
5:30: Get cleaned up from dinner/play a bit
6:30 - 7:00ish: Bath time and books with Daddy
7:30: Bed time
See? Schedules are fun!
Oh, there's my morning wake up call! Got to go!