Wooo…now that the holiday hangover is subsiding, and the wrapping paper is all in the recycle bin, and ALL those darn boxes are gone, we can finally settle back into a little bit of normal. Well, our usual, totally crazy normal, that is.
But, routine is routine, and that’s kind of nice. Now, if you knew me before I had a kid, you’d know that I’m the queen of anti-routine. I loved waking up having NO clue what I was going to do on any given day (except work) and lived by that special calendar in my head. Now, I live by that special calender in my phone, and if that doesn’t say something is happening, then I guess it’s not happening! It’s crazy, I tell ya! But toddlers do like routines, and without them, things get a little hectic. She likes her naps, and if she doesn’t go down around 1, she starts asking for “nigh, nigh”. Poor kid…gone are the days when I could pack a bag full of diapers and head out only to return at 6pm. Not anymore! No more napping in the car, in the sling, in the stroller and everywhere and anywhere. I hate to say it, because I do love my 2 hour “lunch break” but I’ll kind of enjoy things when she’s done with daytime naps. I know it’s a ways off, but still.
Our “giftmas” was great, how was yours? We hung out in our jammies all day, lazed around, took pictures, ate, didn’t shower until 4: the usual! Ryan got some neat gifts, like puzzles, doll toys, a ride on trike with no pedals, and books.
And the piece de resistance? Rainboots from Baba. She’d sleep in them if we let her.