If we don’t do our lightbox, have Gwendolyn Raccoon, or turn on the night light our whole routine is botched! So each night, we go through the list. Then, by 7:30, the house is quiet and we pour a big glass of wine (ok not always, sometimes its herbal tea) and reflect on the day.
Late night parties, sugar, and toys galore. We don’t know about you but holiday festivities always find a way to mess up our nighttime routine. Once school started we had tired and cranky kiddos. We knew something had to change. If we know one thing: a routine is important for kids. It helps them know what is expected of them to grow into successful adults.
We searched the web for a good idea to help us get back on track and start the new year right and we found this project. In our opinion it is the easiest (if it’s not easy and quick it’s not for us) and the most fun!
We bought some simple clocks, and color coded 4:00- 5:30, 5:30- 6:30, 6:30-7:00, 7:00-7:30, and 7:30-8. We explained to our littles what each color means. 4:00- 5:30 is colored blue = playtime, 5:30- 6:30 is pink = dinner and family time, 6:30-7:00 is green = bath/pajamas/brush teeth, 7:00-7:30 is purple= story time, and 7:30-8 is orange= bedtime. You can make it as simple or complex as you want.
This gives a sense of responsibility and time management without having to tell your kids it’s bath time for the hundredth time!
And if your kids are early birds you can use the same clock for the morning routine. For example you can tell them that they have to stay in bed until the hand of the clock is in the green section. This way parents can sleep a little longer!
Now we’re off to setting goals for our own bedtime, that’s the real challenge!
Good luck with getting back on track and best wishes for 2017,
Twinkle twinkle little star, do you know how cute these dresses are?
These dresses by Nununu are a must have! Let’s be honest, having a dress that can be a cute play date dress AND out-to-dinner savvy, is important. These trendy girl dresses can take your little to her playdate and mom-date! The Star A Sweat Dress and The 360 Star Dress have us twirling with joy because of how versatile they are. Pair with an adorable hair accessory from Woodstock London for your mom-date and poof!! Your little won’t want to take this piece off! These minis show you just how much fun these two Nununu star dresses are! Enjoy!