February 19, 2011

Creature of Habit

I've gotten a lot of eye rolls in my 2+ years of parenting in regards to my overly scheduled kid.

Well, I have a confession... sometimes having such a schedule makes things a little complicated. Saturday afternoon weddings and playdates don't exactly work out sometimes for a kid who will only nap at 1:00pm. No earlier. No later. Did I mention a napless child makes for a disastrous evening? So yeah, I can see how having such a rigid schedule complicates a day that may require some flexibility.

He used to fall asleep anywhere...
I will say, that our rigidly scheduled child makes for an easy child for the rest of the 90% of our lives. He gives us zero trouble when dropping off at school (although my little bum WOULD like to sleep in a little later), on a normal, no plan Saturday or Sunday, he goes down for his naps (at 1:00pm) like a champ and sleeps upwards of 2.5 hours. He goes to bed at 7:30 sharp without an issue and minus any illness, he sleeps for a solid 12 hours.

I can understand both ends of the spectrum, but when it comes to having to function at a job Monday through Friday? Having a scheduled creature of habit works the best.

Do you have a flexible or scheduled child? What are the pros and cons for you?

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