If there’s anything I’ve learned from having two boys that are twenty months apart, it’s the ability to be flexible with our day. Our schedule is constantly shifting. Sean turned 11 months yesterday. Trent is 31 months. It seems like as soon as we get used to one routine, something happens and we establish a new routine for a few months of a new normal, and then it changes again.
Let me give you an window into the last 11 months. When Sean was first born, he didn’t sleep much at all. Trent napped in the afternoons. Eventually, Sean settled in to taking a morning nap and an afternoon nap. Around this time, Trent and I started doing “tot school” a few days a week. This usually happened during Sean’s morning nap. After a few months, another change up. Almost simultaneously, Sean gave up his morning nap and Trent gave up his afternoon nap.
We’ve tried to do “tot school” together in the mornings, but I think it’ll work better to do it in the afternoons while Sean is sleeping. It’ll give Trent something to look forward to because it’ll be the only time paints, playdoh, etc. come out. Sean puts absolutely everything in his mouth so it’ll keep him from digesting too many art supplies. ;) This will probably be our new norm, until Sean seems ready for crafts and coloring, and then we’ll change it up again!