Thursday, July 19, 2012

Tomorrow there will be a change in our routine.  Since baby was born I haven't been able to spend the time and put the big kids to bed like I used to.  It would take a good half an hour-- we'd all sit together on Jeffy's bed and read stories, sing songs, talk about our day, say prayers, and just be together.  I miss that and I'm sure they do too.  But that always seems like that's baby's crankiest time, so I just try to rush and get them in bed so I can help him stop crying.

But I think I'm going to put him in his bed or something and let him cry.  I think I really need that time with the kids.  They are happier and I feel like a better mom when we do that.  And crying doesn't hurt the baby. He does that anyways.

I'm looking forward to it.  I've missed that sweet time with my sweet babies. :)

1 comment:

Karalee said...

I do the same thing at nap time with the kids. (Miriam goes to bed right before the older kids do so its not an issue at night). But during stories before naps if the baby is fussy, I will just swaddle her and put her to bed. I did it more when Minna was a baby, but I think that the older kids deserve their routine as much as possible.

Good luck with the rest of your Refit time. That is crazy.