Sunday, April 15, 2007

The nap thing worked great again today, but I'm already feeling less than optimistic about the scheduling plan. Last night Steve came home to work, instead of working at the office. It was so nice to have him here that we all stayed up until 2:00 a.m. with him while he worked. Well, Noah slept off and on during that time, but Emma and I were up. I think we are just sort of weirdos in that we're the only people in the world whose kids don't have a regular bedtime.

You know how you hear of people getting "baby blues"? Well, I don't have that problem, but I think I have a touch of the "three-year-old blues". I feel like I'm spending a good part of every day telling poor Emma to "please stop" or "quit messing with that" or "don't be so loud". I'm sure she's just going stir crazy here because we haven't really been going anywhere due to my being a little nervous about taking both kids out and about. This week I'm going to attempt to get out and do something every day, even if it's just storytime or a trip to the park.


Katie said...

you are *SO* not the only person whose kids don't have a normal bedtime!! I am right there with ya!

Anonymous said...

Your family is so amusing! I'm sure time with Papa is a good priority.
It sound like nice weather for walks to the park. Good luck!

Kitty Mommy said...

Bedtime? Routine? You're definitely not alone!

I went through the same thing with DS when DD was born as you are going through with Emma. You are all adjusting to a new family member and new roles. It gets better with time! FWIW, for me, the biggest thing was trying to remember that DS was still very much a little guy. Compared to a new baby he seemed so big and grown-up, so I just had too many (not terribly reasonable) expectations for him to act more grown-up.