Thursday, November 18, 2010

Hours of Operation

Good Morning Everyone~

The time has come where Mr. Man and I have decided that we need to lay down some ground rules, about receiving phone calls, so that we can have uninterrupted time each day for our family. As you all know, we are homeschooling, and with that decision, comes the need for prioritizing some things, and given the fact that with therapies and doctors appointments we have precious little time for prioritizing, we just HAD to make some tough decisions about some things! We would ask that you refrain from calling our home between the hours of 7 a.m. til' 2 p.m. (You can call as early as 6 a.m.) each day, UNLESS IT IS AN EMERGENCY, in which case, please let us know. (By emergency, we're talking...someone's life is at stake or someone is stranded somewhere and needs our help or someone is heading to the hospital, or someone died or something.) Please use your best judgment with this! It is not our desire to take ourselves off the planet and out of everyone's lives, but rather, to give priority time where it is due...for our children and our unique family situations. We would also ask that you respect our bedtime routine for our children and not call between 6:15 - 7:30 p.m., and would also ask that we receive evening phone calls NO LATER than 9 p.m. Please be courteous of the fact that we have a young daughter with a severe and chronic sleep disturbance and that we will be in bed at 9 p.m. each evening, resting up for the many hours we spend awake with her at various times of the night and early morning. If I don't rest when I can, my health is jeopardized, and Mr. Man works varying hours and often gets up for work very early in the morning. If he doesn't get rest, his health and safety are jeopardized. I know this is a lot to remember, so here it is in a nutshell:

Hansen Family Time: (Please do not call during these hours, EXCEPT in an emergency!)
7 a.m. - 2 p.m.

(You may call as early as 6 a.m., however, we reserve the right to change that if we get bombarded with early morning phone calls!) :0)

Please respect our bedtime routine for our children, between 6:15 - 7:30 p.m. (This is a time consuming process involving the giving of medications and starting tube feedings. We like to have calm and quiet for this time, so that everyone can wind down!

Please do not call any later than 9 p.m., in respect for tired bodies and needed rest.

In a nutshell: Please only call us between the hours of 2 p.m. to 6: 15 p.m. or between 7:30 and 9 p.m.

Please also understand, that we need to be strict about this schedule, so please don't be offended if you call at 6:05 p.m. and we can't talk for long or if you call at 8:45 p.m. and we can't talk past 9 p.m. Gone are the days when we can stay on the phone for hours at a time. Life is just too crazy for that! Sorry! :0)
Please know that we love you all and that you are important to us...just not quite as important as our little ones! :0) (you can laugh at that...it's not meant to hurt your feelings!) :0)

Please contact us by email, ANYTIME YOU WISH! (if you have our e-mail address!) I will email you back when it is convenient, and don't be surprised if that falls during the hours when we have asked you not to call us! :0)
We appreciate your love, support and understanding! Please let me know if you have questions or concerns about this!
Hugs and Blessings to you all!

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