August 20, 2012

New Routines

Since it is the time of year to start getting back into the school schedule, I decided to make some new routines for Taylor & I. Last night we started the new bedtime routine for Taylor. It actually went really well. He didn't argue about not wanting to go to bed & he actually stayed in his room & went to sleep. That is a huge step for him. 

My new bedtime routine didn't go as planned. I need to figure out the best way to make sure I am in bed by 10pm so I can get the best amount of sleep possible. Either that or I just need to get out of bed when my body wakes up no matter what time it is. It's pretty crazy when I have my wake up alarm set for 6am & I wake up at 6:30am but then just stay in bed. Oh, well. I'm still working on it & I know that I'm not perfect.

This coming Sunday we will start focusing on the wake up/before school routine. I think that once Taylor gets the hang of the bedtime routine, the wake up routine will be easy. I might be kidding myself, but we will see. I mean, he has grown up a lot since this time last year. He requested that we wait a week before starting the wake up routine. I think he wants to squeeze every last minute of sleeping in that he possibly can. :-)

We have a few different routines that both of us have to get used to now. I have them saved on my computer & will be printing them off, mounting them on scrapbook paper & putting them in frames. That way we can use them like dry erase boards & each of us can mark off the things that we do. I got the idea from Pinterest. It's something that will be inexpensive & easy to do. Plus, Taylor will get to pick out the paper that he wants behind each of his different routines. I think this is the first time I have seen Taylor so excited to go to Hobby Lobby with me. :-)

Here is a picture to give you an idea of what I'm talking about:

Simple, easy & inexpensive!! That is awesome!

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