Sometimes you have to take a step back and admit that things just aren't working. I did that recently with our routine at home. Things sort of got mixed up after the boys changed their nap schedules. I was struggling at the time trying to find some kind of balance between giving them what they need and finding time to do the things that need to get done in the house, and maybe carve out a bit of time for me. I let things slide, I let routines slip... and a result was many unhappy people in the house. Don't get me wrong... my boys are pretty well behaved. They aren't perfect, but who wants perfect kiddos? Things were just not smooth anymore. The days were unorganized and that isn't what is best for kids.
This weekend I got to the point where I decided it was time to make some changes. I sat down with a pad of paper and wrote out a flexible schedule. Things seem to be going well today, but it's only day one!
say bye to Daddy
walk around the block
playtime with Mommy
Blake alone time with Mommy,
Blake computer time (alone time for Mommy)
Project with Mommy
outside or free play
tv while Mommy makes dinner
play with Daddy
Today we didn't watch tv in the morning so we went on a longer walk and I weeded the front yard (oh joy!)... I feel that if we have some kind of schedule then we can feel more on track. We will see how it goes