I've been in a bit of a funk lately.
Nothing ever gets done. I live in my PJ's. The kids are bored. The dog is antsy. The laundry is never folded.
I thought staying home to be with my kids would give us more quality time and mean that we could rush out for some fun at the drop of a hat, having no clocks to answer to. But, I'm noticing that I've allowed myself, and in turn, my whole house, to become prisoners of the kids nap schedule.
When the kids were little bitty babies, I would wait for nap time so I could shower and get dressed, and clean up the house. As they nap less and less, and later in the day now, I'm finding that I'm not getting showered and dressed until they go down at noon, and that by the time I'm done, and have grabbed a bite to eat, they are up again. So, if we make it out of the house, we aren't even getting started until they get up from nap, and have a snack, making it almost 3pm!
Even though I'm up at 5am, I'm noting doing anything productive or fun until 3 in the afternoon!
Today, this changes!
After sending the hubby off to work this morning, I locked the twerpies in their very safe, and very baby proofed, playroom while I hopped in the shower and got dressed. To my surprise, I was able to finished getting ready and whip up their breakfast before the kids even protested. After breakfast, we all bundled up and got out for a very nice morning walk, all before 9 am!
The kids are napping now, and I will try to get a few quite chores done, and we'll head out again this afternoon for a few errands.
It's only the first day, but I already feel better and hope this is a pattern we can stick to!
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