Before Baby #3 was born last fall, I had a routine that worked. My two older boys were trained to help with things around the house. We did preschool almost every day. Life was predictable. Then I became a mom of three…
When Doodad was born, I expected things to be a bit crazy for a month or two, maybe even three. I was sure by six months we’d be back to our routine and schedule. Today Doodad turns 7 months old and I’m starting to accept that life will never go back to the way it was. While my big boys follow a routine during the day, Doodad wakes up and takes naps at a different time every day. Some days it feels like all I do is manage the baby in an attempt to keep the house running. Other days things run smooth and I enjoy spending quite time snuggling with my baby and watching Netflix.
The anchor point of the day is quite time. I easily get overwhelmed with all the noise the boys can make, and need time alone. 1 to 3 every afternoon the little boys are supposed to nap and Bebop plays in his room. Magoo is almost to the age where he won’t need a nap anymore, so we are starting the transition to independent play. After quite time, I have the boys help with chores and getting dinner ready or play together.
I love being a boy mom. The favorite activity around the house is playing rough house. The floor is constantly covered with race cars and train parts. I love (almost) every minute of it.
Becky Marie is a mom the three little boys just starting on their homeschool journey. With a family history of diary allergies, the family is currently dairy free. You can find cooking tips, recipes and a journal of their homeschool days at For This Season.
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