So I'm sitting here, with both of my math methods assignments done...yet I'm so full of doubt that I can't click that "Submit" button. Ugh.
And to help matters, Kinley is now walking. And getting into *everything*!
She thinks that she's helping me....scratch that, she really doesn't care if she's helping or not. But is it the age? Ugh!!!!!!! She is in to *everything*. And when I tell her no, she turns around, smiles and then goes about her business. No concern in the world. She runs the household.
Where did we fail? Can we get the control back?
Our nights have been completely dreadful the past month. She stays up until she feels like going to bed and then gets up two or three times during the night. This causes us to be complete crabs to each other and anyone else that we come into contact with. And really, we just don't need the crankiness in our lives right now. We have enough drama.
Last night we decided to start a new routine. Dr. Laura and I talked about establishing a schedule for Kinley to help me get back into control of myself and my time and my life, basically. So we decided that 8:00 would be bath time. From the bath, we would spend time in her room. Reading (yeah right, the child will not sit for a story, anyone else have that problem?), playing with her stuffed animals or puzzles. Then at 8:45 it's time to nurse and go to sleep. Last night, she was asleep by 9 and got up at 4 and 5. But she went back down both times and got up at 7:30.
Problem being, on Tuesday and Thursday, we're up at 4:30 getting ready for school/work/daycare. Her getting us up at 4 is not cool.
I'm kind of hoping to push bath to 7:00 and then bed by 8:00 but I'm not sure we can do that.
It's all trial and error, I guess.
What routines work for you?
|This is so helpful when I'm trying to study. *So* helpful.|