Bedtime has been renamed "battle time" since Chris left for Gunnison. The two of us used to put her to bed each night tag-team style: one person read a story, the other got her settled and to sleep. Well, now that Mama's the only sheriff in town during the week, Sofia hasn't been as much of a fan of the bedtime routine. She definitely misses her Daddy! There have been several nights in the last 3 weeks where she hasn't fallen asleep until after 9. When her usual bedtime is 7/7:30, this makes Mama tired. Very tired.
Sunday, November 2. This day meant a psychological revival for me and a chance to reset Sofia's body clock. I started prepping her for bed with a big dinner, long bath, tons of stories, and soft lighting around 6. I figured that she might start getting tired around 7 and asleep soon after because it would look like and feel like 8. I was right! For two nights in a row, Sofia has gone down to sleep by 7:45! Not only does she wake up much happier, but I know she will be healthier and stronger as a result of a really good night's rest each night.
The extra few minutes of quiet time in the evening has allowed me to actually stay on top of things in the house. I have friends coming over tomorrow night to watch election results and my house is not just picked up, but clean. I even have dinner planned! It's nice to feel like I am semi-on top of things...we'll see how long it actually lasts. :)
That being said, I'm going to go and peak in on Sofia sleeping and head to bed myself.
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