So fun to get all our your emails and questions!! Please know that I will try my very best to answer you. I am VERY slow at replying!! I don’t mean to be, but well, there are these 3 kids that seem to take up A LOT of time….
Anywhoooo, one of the questions I often get is what does my daily schedule look like…and I’ve been meaning to post that one for quite some time. But it’s somewhat of a moving target, no day is ever perfect! I will get to that post one of these days….
But until then…
I try to do a few things to at least help maintain consistency, which in turn helps keep my sanity!
Around 9AM Piper takes a nap for an hour. I normally pop Addie and Hayden into their counter highchairs and pull out a “FUN BOX” from the hall closet. I’ll post more on this next week (and yes I know, I also owe you a Flat Belly update, the hall closet update, a meal plan, the OC Fair winner, real travel tips, etc…..hoping you will still love me and can pretty please grace me with a few more days! Many thanks!!)
So while Piper naps, I bring out a box of toys – Paint Box, Animal Box, Train Box, Jewel Box, Hat Box, Car Box….there are LOADS of boxes in that cupboard. I usually say “Cars or Trains?”, “Animals or Jewels?”. None of the boxes have a lot in them, just ENOUGH to entertain for an hour or so. This gives me time to get laundry in, straighten up the kitchen, make beds, pack bags for the day and basically give myself a plan of attack. Do I need to make the house spotless?
And it is very often not spotless. But I at least FEEL better when I feel like I have a handle on my day and this helps me do it. When I hear Piper wake up, the girls and I clean up the toys, I lift them down from their chairs and we all go off to get the baby and start the day.
I also do this when I’m getting dinner pulled together, and if I’m lucky Piper cooperates and plays with us too!
Tip for you is to find something that is distracting entertaining for your Littles, that keeps them from making another mess out of harms way, that will give you just enough time to keep your sanity pulled together!