Thursday, February 4, 2010
Only 30 Mintues
In the mornings, we have a routine that Austin and I follow. When we wake up I go ahead and get him clothed and fed, so by the time we need to leave, all I have to do with him is put on a jacket and hat. When it's my turn to get clothed and fed I will let him watch Blues Clues for about 30 minutes in the morning. Normally by the time Blues Clues is off I am done with what I need to do and it's time to leave. I have been doing that for about 3 months now. It is funny to me because I realized that Austin has caught onto that morning routine. When I place him in his seat and turn on Blues Clues he throws his hands in the air and lets out a wild noise and a giggle. He knows that while Blues Clues is on that mommy is coming and going through the kitchen and back down the hall way where I disappear into the bedroom or bathroom. While into his show I see him occasionally look away from the TV to see what I am doing, but he quickly turns back to see what clue Steve and Blue have found :). I have noticed that when I am not completely finished, right after Blues Clues is over, he turns and looks for me. His attention is focused on me now. This means when the Blues Clues show is off he is ready to come out of his seat and doesn't want to watch anymore TV. So, Mommy needs to do all she can do within a 3o mins time span to be on time. If I am not done, then I have to listen to Austin cry until he gets put into his car seat and off to Grammy's house. It's interesting how after a certain amount of time children learn a routine and follow it. But I, the adult, seem to have the hard time following it myself and I am the one that started it.