I’m losing the routine with Audrey.
After the rough time she had going to sleep last night, she’s still asleep now at almost 8:30 am, when her “old” wake-up time was around 7 am- no later.
This has happened before- this shift in her routine, but usually I force myself to wake up earlier so that I can wake her up, and keep things on schedule. Otherwise, she has a really hard time taking her nap, and an even harder time going to sleep at night (at least, at the time I’d like her to).
But I took advantage of her extra sleep and just took my shower. It was a quick one, not a sacred one. But I was thinking about what we’ll do today. Again, we have no plans and no visitors. I still don’t feel up to driving- even down the busy road we live on. I suppose we can take the same walk as yesterday- maybe bring some bubbles to liven things up. Do you think she’ll mind?
Keeping a routine for Audrey seems to be, according to what I read, one of the most important things I can do. And “don’t make any big changes like potty training or changing his/her bed,” the books say.
So, this is my struggle. To keep a routine at the most shocking, non-routine time of my entire life. Get up, get dressed, get her fed, dressed, and on to an activity or outing. When what I really want to do is just spend the day laying in bed, being sad.
It’s 8:27- time to go wake her up and get started.