Counting down to Monday

Filed under: Activities: Babies

Ah, Saturday. Before we had children, my husband and I used to spend our weekends catching up on sleep and reading the paper and visiting with friends. We would make a leisurely trip to the grocery, go for a hike, and take a nap. The weekend was a restful break from our tightly scheduled week.

Then we had the kids.

Now our weekends are more chaotic than the weekdays. This weekend, for example, we are juggling haircuts for the kids (done, at 8:00 am this morning), a birthday party at a bowling alley, and a Sunday brunch play date. My husband needs a haircut; he also has to go in to his office for "just an hour" this afternoon (translation: two, maybe three hours). Today I'm meeting with a house painter, and tomorrow I'm supposed to go look at a house.

I don't see how we're going to fit a nap in there.

At my house, we are all people who like routine. Weekends throw us because we don't necessarily do the exact same thing every Saturday, and the fluidity can be hard for my kids. I'm trying to keep the mornings as consistent as possible, which means that today--Saturday, the Official Day Of Sleeping Late--I got up at 6:00 am and showered and dressed, just like I do during the week. And while it seems to be working--no one has laid down on the floor and wailed, at least not yet--it makes for a long day.

I hate to admit it, but I'm looking forward to Monday.

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.