After the last week and a half of Gray not being at daycare today I decided we needed to switch up our routine. I have been limiting morning TV time for the last month because we have been using that time for 1:1 time or outside time. But since there is no daycare & this whole social distancing means not going out to our normal outing!
So today we are switching it up! And I wanted to share it with you in case you are now looking for a new routine now that you and your kiddos are home and can’t go anywhere besides outside!
This will be a mix of both of our schedules! Also keep in mind that this is FLEXIBLE. If the times don’t line up that’s OKAY. Give yourself grace!
*Parker usually wakes up to eating around 4-430. So I get up to feed her and on the perfect night I stay up after that to start MY MORNING ME TIME. If both the kids are up multiple times I will go back to sleep for an hour. But I usually find if I do that I wake up more tired and groggy!
So let’s use today. I stayed up AFTER I fed parker. It was about 5am by the time I was done. Then I start my day. My most important time of the day. FILLING MY CUP FIRST.
*5:15am-6:30: Drink ½ my kombucha and 16 oz of water. Make my preworkout while my bagel toasts. Then I dive into my journal time. Which is writing out what Im grateful for, my top 3 goals, my top priorities for the day along with 3 actions for those priorities
EXAMPLE: GEMS for Family (Genine Encore Moments): Sensory Bin, Painting, Outside
Business: Business Tracker Complete, Team call night at 8pm, follow ups and value post.
Gray has been waking up between 6-6:30. So when he does I make him his shake and a quick breakfast and we head downstairs to workout!
*7:30ish: Feed parker. Gray is usually playing or eating or building something with his legos or magnetic tiles.
*8am: When Gray is done: Nick leaves for work. This time we are going to start doing an art project! While Parker sits in the highchair and munches on some food. And I create my posts for the day.
*9am-9:30: Clean. Clean up art project. Vacuum. Or whatever household tasks I put on my priorities list. Usually Gray will help me clean. Today we are sanitizing handles and cleaning our bathrooms!
*9:30-10: Parker usually goes down for her morning nap. And this is where we are switching it up! I will get Gray set up with a show and snack at this time while I put parker down for a nap.
*10-11 (or until parker wakes up)- Show for gray & work time for me. So Ill be getting my business activities done, checking in with my clients & business partners.
*12/12:30: Get outside for however long or play inside. Depends on weather.
*1:30/2: Sensory Bin time (Check out here for other actitivities). Put parker down for afternoon nap. Or go on a drive if Gray is tired too.
*2:30/3-4:30: Quiet time. Movie in our bed.
*4:30/5: Start supper. He can play by himself.
*5-7: Family time.
*7: Bed time routine starts.
*8: Finish work or team call.
*9: Nick & I time
*930: Get ready for bed.
So far today this routine has worked out well today. No meltdowns for Grayson (3.5 years old). Even though I know every day is different depending on his sleep the night before! But something I have learned is if I can tough on all these 5 things, he has less meltdowns. And of course, I have to prep him for things I know could cause meltdowns!
5 things I have noticed cause meltdowns!
1️⃣ Being Hungry
2️⃣ Not getting fresh air/activity in
3️⃣ Tiredness/lack of sleep
4️⃣ Having to poop/tummy ache
5️⃣ Present connection with me or nick.
I hope this helps you right now in this time or chaos when your routines are changing! Sending you peace, love and health!
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