We have to figure out the bedtime thing with Chip. I feel guilty about how late he is staying up – the girls easily go to bed by 7:30 or 8:00 (though they don’t necessarily fall asleep, as I have said before.) Chip, though, sleeps with John and I and I have fallen into the habit of going to bed with Chip instead of putting him down. Which is fine when I plan to go to sleep at 8:00 or 8:30. But not so much when I have things to do.
Last night Chip was tired would have gone to bed much earlier than he did, but I just didn’t want to stop what I was doing. I really wanted to get stuff done. The better me would have stopped. I would have spent 45 minutes getting him to go to sleep, then resumed my household tasks. The actual me didn’t want to stop, knowing that if I did, it would be really hard to get going again. I love waking up to an organized house – kitchen
clean tidy, toys put away, most of the piles hidden. I even vacuumed last night, dang it! I wanted to get it all done. And I did, but at Chip’s expense.
Maybe someday he’ll have his own room. In the mean time, I have to get him on more of a schedule. Tonight! I’ll start tonight…