Sunday, November 8, 2009
Balancing Different Schedules
I know that we have talked some about having two or more children, but I am hoping that this will help answer some specific questions I have in regards to juggling kids' schedules. I am due with baby #2 in 5 weeks and for some reason this has been on my mind a lot lately. I have been wondering how moms keep two kids who seem to be on totally different schedules happy and content. Do they schedule their day around their infant assuming that they are young enough to "go with the flow" or do they schedule their day around their older child because they are more flexible? Make sense?? For example, my toddler (almost 2) takes one nap in the afternoon from about noon-3. I remember when she was taking 2 naps a day that she slept from about 10-12 and then again form about 3-5. So I found myself wondering--does a mom with two kids who nap at those times just not go out during the day? That doesn't seem feasible since we all have our to-do lists to accomplish as well as getting out of the house to have fun. So how do you balance it all? I know that each child is different and that different scenarios work for different families, but please share what has worked for you and maybe that will help get some ideas flowing!