For the past two weeks, our family has been blessed by the addition of small toddler to our family as I was watching a friend’s little one. Our little visitor is only 15 months old and is a delight! He has helped our family to grow.
- I have learned that if I get up earlier in the morning, I am able to accomplish so much more! I also was reminded that arising anytime before 7 AM is not good for my body. (He arrives just before seven o’clock in the morning. Unfortunately, I haven’t been very good at getting out of bed to my alarm instead awaking to the sound of the doorbell when he arrives with his mom bright and early in the morning.) However, I will continue to get up around 7 AM – just not much earlier than that. (I am a night person and would much prefer staying up at night and sleeping late in the morning.)
- Our boys’ ability to share has been stretched. They have found sharing their toys much easier than sharing their mommy.
- Because of the very limited time that I have to accomplish certain tasks without a tiny one in tow, I have become much better about not procrastinating and getting my chores done early. This has also helped my mood as I don’t feel the stress of the tasks I have waiting for me to complete.
- We have been reminded of the amount of freedom that we have as a family as our almost-preschooler only takes an afternoon nap – instead of two naps daily – which really makes scheduling errands and activities so much easier! He even skips his nap frequently allowing us complete scheduling freedom.
We have enjoyed his weekday visits. I hope he has learn as many positive things from us as we have from him!