What's a young gal to do when her day is turned upside down by a 2 feet tall tyrant?
It's sad to realize that my toddler controls me. Just the thought of it makes me uneasy. If she controls me now, how will things be when she's a teenager. *shutter*
I've sadly decided that with this new baby due at the end of May that I seriously need to put Truly on a schedule. Not a strict regime stating when I scratch her nose, but at least a set time to wake up in the morning. For her it varies from 11am or 12pm. Then she won't get to bed until midnight or later since she'll take a nap around 5pm, plus she ends up asking to eat at all different times: 2pm, 5pm, and then around 11pm! Then during the day, she bounces around the house, strung out on no sleep, surviving on chocolate. So my daughter is all out of whack! Why? Because I give into her. Do I like that last sentece I just wrote? Of course not.
So by "schedules" I mean wake up at a certain time, maybe 7ish? Take her nap accordingly and be in bed by 8pm. Writing that out is so weird because I can't remeber a time m little one was in bed before 10pm! :-( Also my goal is to fill in her elaborate TV schedule with actual activities, coloring, painting, reading, and writing. That way, her day is more meaningful, for both of us. While I'm working, she's working as well.
Sure, toss the bad mom award this way, it wouldn't be my first.
As I stare at my piled up textbooks and email inboxes I realize something must be done about organizing our crazy day.
How do/did you handle your children being home? Can you tell I'm desperate for advice? :-)