Scarlett will be three in January, so that might be why she's decided not to nap recently, but it seems to have been affecting me more than her. I have a routine in my head and mentally check out around noon when she's (supposed to be) asleep and I get my break. When she stays awake, it throws my schedule off and I get frustrated with myself and can't seem to catch up with my day. The little things bother me and I just shut down mentally and float through the rest of the day trying to get to bedtime while being productive. Then I know I can relax; guilt-free.
Well, today I made two mental schedules -- one including nap time and one without a nap. SHOCKER. She's not napping...but I'm not freaking out!!! Yay for getting ahead of the game after a week of hoping for naps and being disappointed! Schedule #2 is working out for me!
Here's what I did...I decided that I must have a break during the day where I can guilt-free relax for a minute. My break would have been during her 45-60 minute naps; and it was heaven, but that's over now, so my plan for a nap-less day included a break during her old nap time. And so now I don't feel like I'm just going, going, going; it's pretty much awesome!
I still jumped on my computer and Scarlett entertained herself! I also feel like a good mom because independent play is super-important. She needs to be able to entertain herself -- especially with baby 2 coming in a few weeks!
I do know that there will be off days with this new schedule, but that's why there's always Sesame Street! ;)
It's so funny how some days you can handle everything, and do it well, and then there are days when the same obstacles seem like the end of the world. Today is a rockin' out at life kind of day!
I'm taking a note from Kelle Hampton's blog and enjoying the small things! Here are the happy things going on around here:
Instagram! I. am. addicted.
|Come follow me! megkb76|
Everything Fall! Especially yummy home fragrances...this is what my house smells like these days!
|I love BBW!|
The funny things she does that make me laugh!
Doing new things to make bath time more fun! (shown in the form of Instagram photos)
|Who doesn't love glow sticks?!|
|Blue and red ice cubes make for a very purple-y bath!|
The changing leaves and when Scarlett squeals, "look out my window at the beautiful trees!"
|Fall in Maine! Thank you, google!|
PUMPKINS! Mary got me hooked last year...
Funny and right-on ecards!