I added journal writing to our bedtime routines and it works perfectly! When we practiced writing in the morning, no one wanted to do it but when asked the question, " Do you want me to tuck you in or would you like to write about your day in your journal?" They always chose writing! 🤔 #anythingtoputoffbedtime#journalwriting#writingpractice
I get almost a full page of neatly, carefully written, spaced out sentenced, very detailed pictures and it calms them down before bed. 😂😆 #bedtime#bedtimeroutine#onemorething
We are going to have a great recollection of summer memories!!
Das Mama-Sein. Manchmal auch ganz schön anstrengend. Vor allem dann, wenn Madame mal einen dieser Tage hat. Einen Tag, an dem ihr gar nichts passt. Und wenn sich dann heraus stellt, dass sie einfach nur etwas ausgebrütet hat, dann kann man ein ganz schön schlechtes Gewissen haben...
Today the ignorant asshole I was before having kids would have been so disappointed in me.
Hell. I'm still disappointed in me.
The kids woke up at 4:30am and my ability to cope with such a wake up was probably best described as .... unpleasant. And I'm sure my husband would confirm this assumption. 4:30am is still the middle of the night, kids. I don't open for Mumming until 5:45am at the earliest. Please try for a later time tomorrow. PLEASE.
Pre-kids you think - Yeah I know I'll be tired, babies wake up, kids don't sleep. But they'll be in routines so it'll be fine because it'll only last a couple of nights and then they'll get it. She'll be right.
HAHAHAHA! You didn't know the half of it, Kiri. You're so damn tired that you don't know what if feels like to properly wake up anymore. You see that the definition of a Mombie is you. Your blood is half coffee and half iron deficiency. You walk around completing chores and somehow manage to get through the day without naps you so rudely didn't take pre-kids. Naps. NAPS. What a dream.
Laptop, TV, movies. Anything that would allow me to sit and stare blankly at a screen while Indigo demolishes a bag of microwave popcorn was my go-to today.
What? Too much screen time is the epidemic of our society? Well good thing pre-kids Kiri had her shit together. My children won't watch TV! I'll be too busy providing a wholesome, educational upbringing filled with flash cards and life lessons and they won't even sneeze in the direction of technology because they simply won't have time to.
Again, HAHAHAHA. Sometimes Peppa Pig is the positive turn-around our day needs. Albeit, today was all about Peppa and her loveable group of animal frenemies. So. Whoops. She'll survive. I'm sure there were life lessons in there somewhere.
Indigo snuck past at 9:30am with an iceblock today. I did think - Well. This just won't do. And then I thought what will then? A tantrum that will cause both of us to have a meltdown which will end in an iceblock anyways just so I can think "well I tried!"?. So I cut the middle man today. You do you mate. If anyone asks, I definitely said no.
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