While not a total “WIN!” yet in my house, this little clock is helping us teach our oldest when it’s okay to get out of bed/leave his room in the morning and/or afternoon rest time. His sleep has been in flux for a while now, but especially since he started climbing out of his crib/cot about a month ago. For safety’s sake, we converted his bed to the toddler bed and after a two week transitory period, he stopped getting out of bed super early (read: before 6:30 AM) in the morning. That said, naps were already sporadic before the conversion and became almost impossible afterward. We’re trying to teach him that he needs to have “quiet rest/play time” in his room every afternoon and that he can come out when the light turns on. We’re playing around with the optimal amount of time AND I lock his bedroom door if I need to do so. It’s still a work in progress, but he’s slowly getting it.
I’ve had these on my mind for a week or so, but I’m just now getting around to writing them down. Not all of them are quantifiable, but they’re important nonetheless. Here goes:
- My phone, a OnePlus One, is not long for this world. I bought it just over two years ago, but I’m a heavy phone-user and it’s been dropped so many times. It was awfully buggy, so I performed a couple of factory resets in the last week and while it runs better now, the battery does not charge consistently. I really need to research my options for unlocked Android phones instead of just buying the OnePlus Five, which should be released this month.
- Last night, we had one of my favorite slow-cooker meals (Butter Chicken) for dinner. It hits all the right flavor notes and the kids eat it (generally, except the Kid, who is still not feeling well).
- I signed up to be a Rodan and Fields consultant a few weeks ago. I thought it through a bit, but it was mainly an impulse thing. Now that I’ve done it, I’m so wary of IG and FB spamming my friends, like I’ve been spammed, that I’ve only told two people IRL that I’ve done it and this is my first public mention of it online. I signed up for a number of reasons, which I’ll likely post about in the future, and hope that I’m not wasting my time (or my sponsor’s time for that matter).