Well, my mission for May was to survive the newborn stage with two toddlers in tow. I will say that I am surviving but barely! 3 under 3 is a bit more difficult than I expected. The lack of sleep from nursing throughout the night and having a newborn that confuses day and night makes it really difficult to be loving and patient throughout the day with two toddlers in the midst of their tantrum stages.
While I did spend the first couple weeks having mad baby blues and being really discouraged, I feel motivated now to make it work. And to make it work well. Thus, my missions for the month of June are…
- Research, via books and the internet, different disciplining and parenting techniques. Blog about my findings in hopes to help other moms.
- Start a morning routine – Get up before the girls and have some quiet time. Get dressed and ready for the day. *I did this a couple times these past few weeks and while I did miss out on an extra hour of sleep, I was more energetic and patient throughout the day.
- Organize the hall closets.
I think these goals are pretty realistic for me right now, so hopefully I should be able to get them accomplished! Check back at the end of the month to see how it went.