The only rule is that there are no rules. On a good day, Jack watches no TV, he naps for 2 hours, Sonny gurgles with joy, we venture out somewhere fun, Jack eats all his meals, the boys splash and have fun together in the bath and Sonny goes down to sleep for the evening. On a bad day, Jack watches hours of Paw Patrol, Sonny is restless, I’m shattered, I have no imagination (on the games / food front) we don’t leave the house (let alone get dressed!), Jack refuses to eat much resulting in what we call a ‘bath time dinner’ (cleaning baked beans stuck to the side of the tub isn’t so much fun at the end of the day) and I shove Sonny in Sam’s face the minute he walks through the door.
As with everything in life, there are good days and there are bad days. You just have to do what you can to minimise the bad ones whilst remembering that there will almost always be a moment (or two) in the day when the wheels do definitely fall off; for us this is usually when we’re about to go out the house and is a sign that we need to get out ASAP or if both boys suddenly get very tired and need a nap.
I’ll let the video do the talking – I’m quite proud of this one mainly just because I think it’s a real representation of our days together and so I think it’s one that I’ll treasure for years to come.
How do you spend days with your little ones? Are you out and about or more of a home bod?