Needless to say, by the time I am done with everything by 830-9, I am ready to relax. Unfortunately that is when my night of homework and blogging starts.
I feel like I never actually get to relax at the end of the day because by the time I am done with everything, around 11, I am ready for bed.
Our nighttime normally goes; dinner, play time, bath time, baby goes to bed, 4 year old watches bedtime show, 4 year old goes to bed.
Last night I had my son watch his shows so that they ended when it was time for the baby to go to bed. After I put the baby down I asked Z to help me clean up. He was a great helper and cleaned up the toys and helped with the kitchen clean up. I was able to get all of my clean-up done by the time Z went to bed.
It was so nice to be able to come back down and get started right away on my homework. I was able to finish it faster because I wasn't as tired and then I actually got some relaxing time.
I didn't even consider recruiting my son to help with clean-up and we will be doing this from now on! It not only teaches him responsibility but it also gives me a little bit of "me" time at the end of the night.