Two weeks ago, I was full force into
my our schedule at home. It was going swimmingly and everyone I was starting to get the hang of it. There was still a lot of convincing and encouraging that needed to take place, but it was going well.
Then, last week hit.
AKA Stomach Flu Week.
AKA Puke Week.
It all started with my littlest on Monday night. On Wednesday night the next two youngest got it at the SAME time (which honestly is a blessing). I came home from church that night and both Chris and I got sick. Then, Friday night, our oldest woke up vomitting all over her bed. I think she and our little guy had it the worst.
Now, it has run it’s course in our house and I hope that I can safely say, we are done. At least for the time being.
However, for an entire week, our schedule was thrown COMPLETELY out of whack. We slept in, we hardly ate, we didn’t go to school, we didn’t go to work (luckily, Chris got sick on his days off), we watched a LOT of TV. So much TV has been ingested that I banned for this entire week.
Well, that is until Thursday night when the Christmas specials start playing. And Daddy is at work. And I will be home alone with the children after a long day at Grandma and Grandpa’s.
I know my limits.
However, this week, we are trying to get back to our schedule. Honestly, it hasn’t been that hard getting back into the routine. Maybe because this week is a vacation week for Wordgirl, so we are starting an hour later than on school days. Maybe because they really like knowing what is happening and can count on it. Maybe because they can show their older sister what they do each day? Whatever the reason, easing back into our schedule is a lot easier than I had prepared myself for.
I like it when it works out that way!
We all gotta give ourselves (and our little ones) a chance to learn and relearn. And it’s important to stay fluid and go with the flow.