At six months we are on a great schedule here. It is really working well for us. I love the newborn stages for the cuddly tiny babies, but I love this stage for the consistency we get for a few months. The girls are so much fun right now. They are really interacting with the world around them and just so happy all the time! Ben is almost three now (what?!) and just getting more enjoyable. His imagination is growing, he is joking around with us, and basically lives on goofball island. Ben, Ali, and Sam get along really well right now. I am trying to enjoy this as much as possible. I know once the girls are mobile and getting into Ben’s stuff we won’t have as many peaceful times. But every stage with all three just gets better!
5pm: Playtime while I get dinner going. This is when Pat is usually home, and the kids love getting some Daddy time in.
5:45pm: Dinner for the solids eaters. Pretty soon dinner will get more involved as the girls join us!
6:15pm: Family fun! Sometimes outside, often just in the living room. We enjoy each other and play.
6:45pm: Bedtime routine starts! I get them jammied up and we have our final nursing of the day. We start nighttime prayers as a family. When the girls are all done eating we sing to them and put them to sleep for the night. We move into Ben’s room to finish up his routine with jammies, brushing teeth, recapping the day, and finishing prayers. We kind of goof around a bit on this one, so the length of time varies. We try to get him in his bed by 7:30 though.
There you go, a general day in the life of Ben, Ali, and Sammy! As the girls have gotten older they have gotten a little more flexible. They can miss morning nap for an event if needed, but not every day. They are able to flex their nursing times a little bit, which is helpful if we are out and about. I try to stay pretty true to nap times and bed times. (I really hate messing with sleep!)
Nap times shouldn’t move too much for the time being. Meals will start to change a little as we fit in solids for the girls. I would like to add in a little more guided learning for Ben, but he is doing really well with play based learning, so we will see how that goes. For now our days work for us, and I love it!