But it has been an adjustment the past few weeks. H started her new job, which gave us a whole schedule that we haven’t been used to since before the kids were born. She’s been working Tues-Sat on swing shift, and so we’ve adjusted to me being the primary cook, and the change in timing of chores and shift in childcare responsibilities. Then H got sick, and then sick again, and well, the blog kept falling to the bottom of the list of things to get to. Even tonight I’m posting in the last half hour before H gets home after a particularly challenging evening with the kids.
We’re working on transitioning to a reward chart for behavior for the kids and it’s an interesting challenge to ride the line between rewarding good behavior and punishing bad by withholding the reward. It’s a struggle with two at the same developmental stage because if one gets rewarded while the other doesn’t it causes a huge meltdown. So trying to figure out the best balance and how to handle that is hard. Do I not reward one in front of the other to avoid meltdown from the one not getting rewarded when the intent is to see that good behavior is rewarded?
So we’re still here. Just flying under the radar a bit. What’s new with you?