Photo's by Tim Coulson
I've told you a little about my toddler and his exuberant personality. At times I am completely overwhelmed and struggle to find any order in the chaos of our days. So, in an attempt to be aware of our existing rhythms and to forge new positive patterns we have been trying to work to a daily plan. Obviously we are flexible and change it up given the weather or our ever changing moods and energy levels, but for now we are working towards this;
6.30 - Wake up, breakfast, morning craft (play dough, drawing, book reading).
This is my coffee time.
7.30 - Out side play.
I get a load of washing on, tidy the kitchen and make the beds... if I'm lucky.
9.00 - 10 mins of T.V and out of the house
this gives me a chance to throw on some makeup.
12.00 Lunch and Car sleep
2.00 Outside play.
I hang washing out and do a general tidy up, maybe think about dinner
4.00- Play School, Sesame Street, or some other kids program
Dave and I will also do a 20 minute tidy up before we go to bed in the evenings.
We hope that being more intentional about our days will make a positive difference to the Young Man. Together with our new 'house rules' and changing tac on the discipline front (which i'll tell you about later), we hope to see positive change and i think we will.
Do you have daily routines in your place?