This week, I am lucky enough to have 2 awesome kids staying at my house that aren’t mine. I am not being sarcastic either. I used to live 10 minutes from my sister and her kids got to stay with me a lot. Now I live 45 minutes away, so sick days and single days off of school aren’t quite as convenient. But still, when they have a few days or spring break or whatever, the kids have the option to come stay with Auntie or go to A + at school. I bet you can guess what they choose….ME!!!!! Why wouldn’t they, not only am I awesome (hahaha) but I have a fun little toddler and two dogs. Plus, not nearly as many rules. This week is spring break. Now, the biggest problem we face, is that we only have 2 bedrooms. Since my daughter is possibly the worlds worst sleeper, okay, not the worst, but definitely not the best, I have moved her into my bedroom for the week. This is messing with naps especially! We have room darkening curtains in her room which have seemed to improve nap time so much, but we don’t have these in my room. This means moving the rocking chair back and forth between the rooms because I still rock my 17 month old to sleep, or at least mostly to sleep. The other trouble is that my 5 year old niece doesn’t want to listen to me when I say it’s time to settle down because it’s almost time for Maggie to go to bed. So instead of quieting down, she throws the ball for the dog. So now instead of 10 minutes to get Maggie to sleep, it takes an hour……not liking this at all. It is seriously cutting into my me time…and I only get this at night as it is. Nap time usually involves waking up numerous times. On the plus side, my 10 year old nephew loves to cook and has been cooking all of our meals so far. Now…to get him to clean the kitchen when he is done. This is a huge help though, I hate cooking! Oh well, come back next week and hear all about our adventures!
Thanks! It usually goes pretty well, but now my daughter is on a pretty good schedule so it is harder!
So cute! Nap time sounds rough, I used to get so annoyed because the man next door would mow his lawn at 2pm, nap time. It’s only for a week though so hopefully it won’t throw off her schedule too much!
I’m *hoping* that it helps. I kind of want her to move to just one nap a day (really I’m hoping that helps her to nap better, she wakes up 2-3 times in an hour or hour and a half right now). She’s more distracted so she doesn’t act crabby when she would normally take her am nap so we made it with only one nap today…unfortunately it wasn’t any longer than her short naps!
That would annoy me if the neighbors mowed and woke up baby! Although…when the baby gets here, I’m thinking that may be what I have to do because I’m not sure I can figure out how to hold both kids when I mow.
yay, can’t wait for you to stop by on Friday! thank you for taking the time to visit Not Your Ordinary Agent
Thanks 🙂 I love that I discovered blog hops! What a fun way to meet people and read about their lives.