My recent FB status update:
AG: Mom, I haaaaaate eight o'clock.By the way, I got about 60 "likes" from mostly mommas. Apparently, y'all know the feeling!
Me: I looooove it!!!!
AG: That's mean.
For us, staying balanced equals having a consistent bedtime routine.
Unless there are special circumstances, we stick to our eight o'clock lights-out policy. We've had to get pretty technical, too--no whispering, no getting up, no water, no questions! I guess that sounds pretty harsh, but our girls are known to push the envelope if given
an inch a millimeter. Before we know it, it's 9:30 and they are still awake. In turn, we've been forced to become the "bedtime Nazis". By 8 o'clock, we've read a chapter of our book, had tons of kisses and hugs, went potty half a dozen times, brushed teeth, and said our prayers.
My blessings bathed and ready for bed!
I know I don't need to say how much we adore our girls, but at 8 o'clock after a long day of child-rearing, it's nice to sit down with Graham in the living room and unwind.
Up next: I hate the phrase "Me Time"
For more posts in this series, 31 Days of Balance as a Homeschool Mom, click HERE.