I’ve always been the girl that could sleep alllll day. Like literally all day. I LOVED my sleep. I still love my sleep but it’s funny how Motherhood changed my need for sleep into something that wasn’t really a necessity anymore. I’m able to function with only a few hours of shut eye now.. where my college days I couldn’t make it through the day without a nap! Funny funny funny.
And now I am past the days of staying up all night with my boys, rocking them back to sleep. It is so rare to have any of them wake up in the night anymore.. and to be honest I kind of get excited when one does because it means a special one on one snuggle sesh with just one of my little cuties! But no matter what, life for us starts at 8:00 am everyday. That’s when my boys wake up and hence we all get up! It took a while for me to figure out how to navigate through our morning routine with so many boys begging for my attention! Bottles and breakfast and Knox’s ten outfit changes.. followed by diaper duty and making of the beds (sometimes). All this. Everyday. At 8:00 am. Before I’ve even had time to pee and throw on my glasses! Sometimes I found myself still in my pajamas at 3:00 pm because I just couldn’t figure out how to take care of everybody else AND make myself presentable!
I feel like we’ve finally fallen into a good routine that leaves my boys happy + me not looking like I’m running around with my head cut off! The funny thing is.. not much has changed.. just my attitude. Isn’t that funny how that simple fix can make a world of a difference in the way your day goes?? So… 8:00 am.. we all still wake up. Followed by bottles and breakfast and Knox’s ten outfit changes. I shower when I have a minute. It’s a quick shower! But I let my boys play in my closet.. and when I say play I really mean destroy!! I let them jump on my bed and throw alll the pillows onto the floor. And I give them what they need as they need it. It’s like a trade off. A swipe of mascara for me.. a bowl of snacks for them. A brush of blush for me.. a hug and a kiss for them. I’ve learned that when my kids are happy, I am happy. It’s a little give and take and my boys have learned to oblige! It’s been fun to include them in my morning routine. Their favorite part is when I blow dry my hair and the second it turns on, all three of them come bounding into my bathroom to join in on the fun. Who knew blow dryers could double as a hair drying machine AND free entertainment for the kids!
Life is so much different than it use to be when I was kid free and a sleeping beauty! And by so much different.. I mean SO MUCH BETTER!
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