Schedules are great for kids, especially little ones. Josh put himself on a schedule very early. He liked his routine and he stuck to it. Benjamin took a little longer to establish a schedule, but he got it. Schedules are the name of the game in our family since Tim and I both work and have to be out of the house every morning by about 7:30am.
This week, I'm not liking schedules too much. I have two weeks off of work. I was hoping to sleep in at least a little. Monday morning I was woken up by Josh at 5:50am to watch TV. You might say, just turn on the TV and go back to bed. First of all, once I wake up, I'm pretty much up. And second, you can't really do that when your four-year old has woken up the 8-month old as well and he is listening to himself make screeching noises. Tuesday morning, same thing.
Here we are on Wednesday morning at 6:00am. Boys are both still in their room with the lights off. I'm hearing a little stirring but not much. Why then, you might ask, am I up writing this post? I woke up at 5:00 (my normal wake up time) and couldn't go back to sleep. Schedules, this week, are overrated.