Friday, February 8, 2013

New Routine

A couple of weeks ago, well it was shortly after re-starting school in January, we realized our morning routine was not working.
Letting the boys sleep until the last minute, them podding them to hurry and eat, hurry and brush teeth, Hurry, Hurry, Hurry, wasn't working.  Especially for LG. While getting up is easy for him, he doesn't move very fast.  Whereas, getting Buddy on his feet is the biggest battle, but once he is up, he's up.

Currently we are trying to get up much earlier so that they have time to just wake up.  This actually involves letting them watch tv.  UGH.  But we are watching sprout (PBS) and they get to see a little Thomas the Train, Bob the Builder and the Wiggles. Yes, I realize these are all geared for Babe, but LG and Buddy seem to enjoy them too.
So now, most morning LG will jump up and make his way to the couch.  Babe is usually close behind him at about 6:45. (this hasn't been easy on M.E. either, but I'm loving it)
 And yes that's purple marker on Babe's belly from the previous day where he colored himself, Buddy's sheets, Buddy's wall and homework.  But that's another story. 
 Buddy is always last up, just as I'm plating breakfast 'cause he doesn't like cold eggs. So he gets up to eat and get going.
I love how all three of them pile up on one spot to wake up. 

The Man is also getting up early and taking the boys to school.  This little routine of him taking the boys to school has been life changing.  He was passing school anyway and now not having to be at work at 7:30 really helps and the boys are getting to school earlier and are more settled. Its a good thing, even if it hard getting up a few minutes earlier everyday.

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