Whoooooooph! That is me letting out a big sigh of relief as I sit alone at the computer with my feet up. Thursday was the first day that the girls got back to pre-school and mom’s morning out after the big snow-i-sode that we had last week in the Atlanta area. The snow was followed up by winter break and more changes to our days. We are just getting back to normal.
I forget how much I rely on schedules and the routine things to help keep me on track. We didn’t have school last week, so it seemed there was no reason to get up at 6 a.m. This also meant that mommy missed her exercise time which led to a grumpy, grumpy mommy. I further goofed the days up by letting the girls sleep late which meant late nap times and later bedtimes. No downtime for mommy before heading to bed still tired and getting up to start the long days all over again.
I don’t know how else to say it, but it just hasn’t been the best week and a half for us. I have been in the worst mood and now I know why. Too much different stuff. And why couldn’t I see this while we were in it? I’m not sure, but when the next event comes around that causes for a schedule change I will be less likely to give in to those little things. Those little normalcies are keeping me sane and help me and the girls have good days.
Needless to say, I have learned a little lesson for myself. I knew something felt off, but it didn’t strike me until I was reading this post. I felt the same thing at Christmas break, but didn’t give much thought to the small changes in our day having such a big impact.
So, I’m whispering a quiet promise to do better with our schedule when spring break makes its hello a few weeks from now. We all know that children do better with routine and schedules. But have you tuned in to the changes in yourself when there is a kink in your day? And if you do get out of sync, what helps you get back on track?