2 weeks ago I decided that we needed to add some structure to our weekends if we wanted to have some fun, so our Saturdays are now structured like this:
wake up- 9:30am- free time (usually screen time, be it cartoons or computer games)
9:30-noon- Everyone work together on some house project
noon- ???- family activity
First week went great, we got some work done, so I was less burdened and we had a birthday party Saturday afternoon, so the kids had a great afternoon.
Last week not so stellar, hubby's "work" was building a new computer, so the rest still fell on my shoulders, and it's hard to motivate the munchkin crew when I can barely motivate myself! We did go to the park in the afternoon, but it was so cold we didn't stay long.
I think it can work for us, but needs some tweaking. I didn't take into consideration Mr. Mischief's naptime, so we may need to push our family activity back to 2ish, or head out first thing... I'm open to suggestions!