Anyone else feel like time is on fast forward? Lately, I feel like the day is just getting started and BAM it’s afternoon!
I think it comes down to not sleeping well lately, and as a result sleeping in too much each morning. Jonathan is cutting molars and having some stomach issues that often have us up in the night. It seems he crashes hard about the time I should be thinking of getting up for the day- and I sleep an extra hour with him instead.
He’s a busy boy, and down to one nap a day too, so I feel like I’m running three steps behind most of the time!
Blah, Blah, Blah, right? Excuses, excuses! Anyway- that’s where I am right now. The must dos (and often not even all of those) are about all I can get done at the moment!
Speaking of Jonathan…
He’s suddenly more toddler than baby. He’s almost completely lost his ‘toddle’ waddle. He still has a flat-footed, slap, slap, slap as he walks, but the wide toddle is gone. He can almost run!
He looks up at me and says, “Ma-ma.”
Another thing that’s making my day fly by is school. Usually school runs from 9am to noon here. Lately, its often 10am before we sit down, due to late starts. Plus, I find I need to do school one-on-one with my kindergartener. Phonics and reading need undivided, quiet attention. She and I do school during the baby’s one nap in the afternoon. That same nap that is usually my shower time, cleaning time, everything that is hard to do with a busy toddler time.
School lasts all day. I keep reminding myself that school is the most important thing on my plate. Once my kindergartener is reading well, she will transition back to morning school with the big kids and we’ll once again have afternoons free for crafting, cleaning, and other things.
We’re half-way through the year! Which is pretty awesome considering our many transitions this year. We might just finish by early May after all!
We suddenly made the jump from a low electronics household to a high electronic household. I’m struggling to figure out how much time to allow the kids to use electronics, and also how to manage that time without making me crazy doing it. I don’t want to be the electronic police, and I also don’t want to hear, “Can I, Can I, Can I” all day long. Do I give each child a set amount of time each day, and/or a window of time? Do you group all screen and electronics time together in a time allowance, or separate them?
Please share your house rules with me and how you implement them!!! I really need some ideas!