Reading With Colin at 22 Months

I always knew that I would make an effort when it came to reading with Colin and so in January, I set a resolution to read three books to him every night. Evan and I have stuck with it, except when we were in Austria, on vacation, and it’s really paid off! After I put his pjs on, I tell Colin to grab some libros (books in Spanish) and he brings me his favorite ones.

The Little Engine That Could

(Sometimes I trick him and read him the above book in Spanish :-))

The Wheels On The Bus

Thomas & Friends: My First Railway Library: Thomas and the Easter Egg Hunt

Do you notice the trend? We’re currently in love with trains and buses. 😉

I’m excited to see how this habit that we have will change and develop over time.

 

 

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Hi, it’s me, again.

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This might be the one hundredth time that I take a break from writing, but I’m back. The last time I wrote I had a thirteen month old and now he’s 22 months old! And still not sleeping through the night. But more on that some other time.

Today, I just want to talk about a little morning ritual that made me perkier a few months back when being woken up at 5 a.m. every morning just sucked. The. Life. Out. Of. Me.

Rose Water by Pukka Herbs.

Before Rose Water came into my life, my morning routine looked something like this:

4:45-5:15 Colin starts crying. Stumble out of bed and try to put him back to sleep.

5:15-6:00 Fail miserably at putting him back to sleep.

6:01 Take my thyroid pill.

6:02: Head downstairs to clean up after my toddler for about an hour and a half before I have to start getting ready for work.

After Rose Water came into my life, my morning routine looked like this:

4:45-5:15 Colin starts crying. Stumble out of bed and try to put him back to sleep.

5:15-6:00 Fail miserably at putting him back to sleep.

6:01 Take my thyroid pill.

6:02 Spray my face with Rose water. Feel refreshed.

6:03: Head downstairs to clean up after my toddler for about an hour and a half before I have to start getting ready for work.

You might think that a minute is really insignificant in the grand scheme of things.

But for me, it wasn’t. And still isn’t. Spraying myself with Rose Water allowed me to take control of one minute of my morning routine. It allowed me to own that minute, infusing myself with self-love and self-care. And that’s huge. 

Do you have any tiny morning rituals that make a huge difference to you?