Because I had my children so closely together, I needed to find a way to create an efficient and effective bedtime routine that would get everyone to sleep at the same time and have them feeling relaxed, comforted and happy to go to bed. A feat that could easily take hours with three small children, I manage to get in done in half an hour. Most nights they are all in bed and asleep by 8:00pm, with very little exception! Can you believe that?
Anyone who has small children knows that they have plenty of energy… all the time! From the moment they open their eyes in the morning until that patiently awaited bed time, they can run around like energizer bunnies screaming, crying, laughing, fighting, and jumping from places you never knew existed. I figured out early on that if I wanted to maintain my sanity as a mother of three very small kids, I needed to find creative ways to keep them engaged and entertained to burn their seemingly never-ending energy supply!
It’s incredible how my life has shifted before I had my children…and after. There are definitely plenty of adjustment periods that were not as easy to transition into along with the beautiful growth and evolution that comes out of any big changes in one’s life. Being quite an individual who enjoyed spending plenty time alone and doing whatever she wanted, whenever she wanted, having three children in short amount time definitely put a stop to that. Even though the quiet moments to myself are few and far between these days, strangely enough if I do manage to escape for a little while I find that I quickly miss the noise of cheerful chaos and pitter patter of little feet.
Playdough brings back wonderful joyous memories of my childhood. It’s delightfully squishy, comes in all the colors you can ever imagine and you can make just about anything from it! Wooow. It’s any child’s dream come true! Just watch their beautiful little eyes light up with fun-filled excitement when you mention the word…