Morning Musings

I don’t have a Tech Tuesday post for today. Instead, you get to read a bullet list of my morning thoughts…

  • It’s 7:12 AM. I’ve been up since 6 AM. Both kids are still asleep. I’ve dreamed of mornings like this for ages and am so thankful they’ve actually arrived.
  • I’ve already finished all my coffee for the morning.
  • I’ve read/process all the email that arrived overnight, caught up on IG (I really dislike the new sorting algorithm BTW), and perused FB.
  • I should have showered or done any number of things with this golden time, but #ohwellgirl
  • We need to go to the grocery, but this is going to be today’s forecast.
  • I’ve just finished a regency romance mini-binge, but am not excited about any of the books I was reading before the binge. (Friend me on Goodreads, why don’t you?)
  • My reading list has shifted almost entirely from fiction to non-fiction over the last five years.
  • My new phone arrived the other day. I like it a lot, but the battery died overnight when it shouldn’t have.
  • Friends are starting to leave Doha for the summer since most of the schools just let out. They’ll be returning while we’re gone next month, so it’ll likely be very early September before we’re all back in town.

I’m going to go get dressed now so that my morning goes that much smoother when the sleepy-heads do finally wake up.

Tech Tuesday: OK to Wake! Clock

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.