At this point I think it’s safe to say that I love my nightly routine with the boys.I’ve even got stories added in! In fact, getting an evening routine going seems to have created some structure for the rest of the day. I know in advance when I’m going to get a break, which makes it a bit easier when they’ve glued themselves to my body or throw a mega-tantrum. Stop me if you’ve heard this, before, but apparently children at this age are quite adept at tantrums.
The kids seem to be falling into the routine rather nicely, but here’s the real question–how do I get hubby on board? I love the man, but he doesn’t *quite* seem to understand how important this routine thing is. I’ll say, “it’s time for the kids to go to bed!” and he’ll say, “but they don’t look tired.” Hmmmm
The Fly Lady (a routine goddess when it comes to cleaning) recommends that you don’t force anyone else to join you in routines–she says to press on and eventually others will start to see the wisdom. Is that the answer? Do you have in fabulous ideas for getting older, more stubborn boys to join you in the quest for routine bliss?