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.


  1. Haha! Babies are so incredibly smart! So much smarter than we even realize! They learn quickly and know just how to get what they want! It's funny that he likes Blue's Clues...I remember you watching it when you were little...or wait, was that last year?? ;)

  2. Hey Ashley, welcome to blogging! Christina gave me your link. Your page is adorable. Just a bit of advice, though; you might want to take down your last name, or set your blog settings to private. There are a lot of wonderful things about blogging, but there's a nasty underbelly to it as well. I'd hate for someone to have access to Austin's full name and so many pictures of him. You may also want to consider watermarking your photos, particularly ones you don't want stolen. Yes, it does happen, and it sucks.

    Confessions From A Working Mom

  3. Hmm, I seem to remember Ash watching blues clues all the way up until 7th grade...

  4. What a sweet little boy you have! You have a super cute blog! I read Christina's blog :)