Wendy - posted on 01/23/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )
Hi ladies! Up until now, we really had a routine just go with the flow type of thing. Our children are 7 year old boy and soon to be 4 year old girl and have no routine and is needing it badly!!! Our son has to be up between 6-6:30 to get ready for school and we leave the house around 7:30 and gets out of school at 2:30. Our daughter usually watches tv or plays while I try to clean house (sometimes works) and she is one that wants me ALL the time and i dont get things done because she wants this, that and the other. I try to put her down after lunch (here its 11:30 or 12) for a couple of hours IF she is really tired and then by that time i take a nap as well considering I get up at 5:30 ( or I try anyways). After brother is home, he does his homework while Emmy is playing and then him and Emmy will watch tv again. I think I let them watch wayy to much tv :( Dinner around here is between 5 and 6pm afterwards, jammies on and brush teeth, then watch a movie. Nathanial will sleep in his bed all night but Emmy does not. She usually sleeps with me or on the couch, never sleeps in her bed (both share a room since we live in a 2 bedroom apt) Its more difficult because my husband works alot (gone two weeks out of the month) so Im pretty much a single parent but I try my best and I know that is all I can do. So, our son goes to bed around 8-8:30 and stays asleep while our daughter is up till almost 11pm!!! Its crazy and I cant keep her in the same rm as brother b/c he needs his sleep b/c of having to wake up early on school days. The next day starts all over again so as you can see, I need help!!! Thankyou ladies!