A 6-Year-Old’s Dream Schedule

The apple does not fall far from the tree, as Wito has developed quite an interest in two things, planning and writing. He journals all the livelong day – furiously scribbling while biting the whole of his bottom lip. In fact, when we have a disagreement, it’s not uncommon for him to run to his room, grab a pen and paper, write down his retort, and hand deliver it me.

Writing is wonderful, but the propensity to write AND plan leads to one very, very wonderful thing, and that would be list-making.

It seems Wito is a Maker of Lists, just like his mama. (I can’t deny – it warms my heart, indeed.) His lists cover a wide range of subjects, but the one he presented to me on Sunday morning was quite a gem. It was his schedule for the day, you see.


I don’t even know where to begin with this one.

How about starting the day with “Cash 9:00?” I mean, everyone pretty much starts their Sunday morning with some cold, hard cash, right? And it sure comes in handy when you’re heading out to the Lego Store an hour and half before it opens. Lunch seems to be right on time, followed with a mere 4 HOURS of screen time. Oh yes, and a visit to the sugary Shake Shack after 4 hours of staring at a screen AND before dinner is the perfect idea.

I do appreciate that he remembered to bathe and brush his teeth, though.

  1. brianne

    March 5, 2013 at 11:35 am

    how adorable! my boys are also list-makers. in fact, they need their own notebooks and pens as my supply is rapidly decreasing.
    i love that wito spelled everything correctly. his day sounds pretty perfect. =)

  2. Casey

    March 5, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    This list RULES!

    My daughter is quite a list maker too. At almost four, she can’t write anything other than her name, so her lists are multi-paged documents that change in translation depending on who she is reading it to. To me, it’s usually a grocery list of all the amazing snacks she NEEDS to have at the store and to MCB, it’s usually a very involved list of all the activities they need to do together, like build a wooden ship and a bird house. Hilarious.

  3. Marina

    March 5, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    I showed that picture to my boyfriend when you posted it. Since then, he’s been trying to justify 4 hours of screen time. I mean, if Wito gets to have it, why can’t he?!

  4. Kathryn

    March 5, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Brilliant child :) My children recently created a list of things to do this year that included buy a puppy (2 if possible) and 12 days at a water park.

  5. Stephanie

    March 6, 2013 at 9:33 am

    That is simply awesome.

  6. Sierra

    March 7, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    One of the best lists I’ve seen! I appreciate that although he lets himself be a a bit fast and loose during the day with all the screen time, but then makes sure to schedule a bath and brushing teeth before bed at a sensible hour ;)

  7. Jennifer

    March 13, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    This is hilarious!! :) Thanks for sharing.