Our wonderful daycare provider, a woman whose opinion I hold in high regard, had a long talk with Mike about working on a better routine with Nathan at home. Her idea is that Nathan will transition into his days there much better if he had similar system at home, as opposed to the routine we have right now. A routine that is extremely lax, however you can depend that most nights I serve up a plate of shredded cheese for HE WHO WILL NOT EAT ANYTHING ELSE.
We do have a system at night–dinner, brushing the teeth, bedtime–but there isn’t a regimented schedule. Bedtime is whenever, dinner is whenever, and brushing the teeth comes sometime between those activities. I know that we have to be better about this. At his daycare there is schedule and structure, all which drew us to placing Nathan with her in the first place. And of course, we really need this before the next baby comes around in March.
Do you have a schedule at home? Like dinner always at 6:30, bedtime at 7:30, Cinemax from 8-11:00? I’m trying to figure how we’re going to manage all this with two full-time working parents and a kid who will ask to go to daycare in his chicken costume from two years ago.