I have crammed all my clients into one full day and two half days so that I don't have to be gone every night and so I can be home to tuck her in for bed each night. On top of that her swim lessons ended as we take a break this summer after over two years of going once every single week. A different mommy and me activity starts up this week plus with the nicer weather I imagine we will go outside more.
As we kick off day three, things seem to be going pretty well. There have been lots of questions about where Daddy is and when he is coming back. Naps have been nearly non-existent but we've been sleeping better at night which is nice. And so far only one nightmare which ha to do with her favorite tv character turning her water bottle into an exclamation point and refusing to turn it back. Thankfully a quick fix as I presented her "fixed" water bottle.
It can be hard having the schedule disrupted, especially as a two year old. But so far things have gone fairly smooth for our wacky week. It isn't hard to find some gratitude in this situation.
I'm grateful my husband got to get away with the guys and reset before the baby comes. I'm grateful for how well my daughter is rolling with all this change. I'm grateful to try to be home with her more to help her feel secure during this wacky week of change. I'm so grateful for my mom who was willing to take some time off work to help me still get my clients in to maintain a balance. I'm grateful for the bond my daughter has with my mom. I'm grateful for the sleep we have both gotten so far. I'm grateful to consciously give an extra heap of patience and understanding as my daughter tests some limits while her schedule is off. And I'm grateful for my dog, who is not pleased with the earlier bedtimes and the schedule shuffle but is hanging in there with us anyway.
When was the last time your schedule went wacky? How did you respond? Do you welcome these changes or do they cause stress?
May today allow us to be in the flow and go with whatever comes. May we laugh off things we can't control and use conscious steps to stay positive during any bumps in the road. Have a beautiful day!