Just when you think you have figured out the tiny human's schedule, they go and change it on you.
It's like they know.
"Oh? You think I nap from 11:30 - 2 so you've made plans based around that? Sorry mom, today feels more like a scream in my crib for 45 minutes and then sleep until 4:15pm kind of day."
What the what?
Can't a mama catch a break?
I say that sort of kidding, but really...we all know that the answer is no. I guess it's sort of what we signed up for, right?
So what to do?
For a schedule-freak like myself this is something I've really struggled with.
I've learned to preface playdates with statements like "IF she does what she usually does...." or "HOPEFULLY she'll sleep at/in/while..."
(Doing that gives me an out if I need one or an explanation if I have a grumpy pie on my hands)
The main thing I've learned is to just roll with it.
What else can you do?
Supposedly, one day I will look back on all of this and miss it.
(I'm still not so sure how true that is. The little miss wanted to party from 12:00am-3:15am a few nights ago so not feeling like I'll look back on that memory with any type of fondness. We'll see.)
For now, I'll just keep pretending I know her schedule and make plans knowing they will likely have to be adjusted.
And I'll also be forever thankful for the amazing + understanding friends who don't judge me or see me as flakey for my last minute plan changing :)
Labels: littles, mom-life, tiny humans