When Things Get Out of Whack
I pride myself in being organized and having everything together. But, this week has been a nightmare so far. Okay, I maybe exaggerating a bit. But, a change in schedule has caused everything to slip out of alignment.
When I was informed that I would be working behind the scenes for weather training, I thought "cool." It's nice to be able to switch things up a little. But that would have been true before having Princess. I always knew that kids need routine, and this week has proven that statement to be true. Instead of working my normal evening shift, I've been arriving earlier in the day. Little did I know that I'd be throwing my daughter's schedule out of whack.
Everything from her sleep time, to morning breakfast, and bed time has been flipped upside down. She's also been spending the entire day at daycare which has made her cranky. Don't get me wrong, she loves it there.
However, she's used to being dropped off and picked up a certain time. She's also not accustomed to seeing me when she gets home. What is normally a nice evening with her grandma has become a cry fest! She goes nuts the moment she sees me, and the cries won't stop until I pick her up. The thing is...I need to get some studying done, among other things.
Once her daddy arrives the crankiness continues for the rest of the night. I know that kids need structure and routine. But who would have thought that a few days of work schedule changes would mean throwing my baby girl routine out of whack? I can't wait to return to my regular shift! Has this ever happened to you?
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