My twins are now 2 years 8 months and have been falling asleep to their sleep CD for about 2 years 6 months
If conditions are right, they’re off to dreamland after about 1 – 2 tracks.
Well, the CD player in their room broke. From somebody’s enthusiastic handling of the machine.
We just put them to sleep without it but it’s been a lot harder. As in an hour’s chit chat accompanied by lots of giggles and other sounds of naughtiness.
Last weekend I really needed them to sleep quickly without all the shenanigans.
So I took my laptop to their bedroom to play the CD.
Because the laptop was with them and I have a self-imposed no iPad when I’m at home rule, I was forced to do something else whereas normally during their naps, I read a little and then veg, reading blogs on the computer.
This time, I tackled some organising in my study, finished some crafts, got birthday gifts ready, took pics for the blog, etc.
All this in two hours.
|This is what happened to the felt placemat – I think it’s very cute!|
In other words, I was super productive. All because I wasn’t on the computer.
Even I couldn’t believe it.
I used to have another rule – no more than two hours on the computer a day. That’s once I get home from work, of course.
I’m not sure when that one fell by the wayside… but I need to bring it back so that I have more time for reading, cooking, baking, taking photos and creating.
It’s tough but I know I can do it.
How about you?
What is your computer time comfort number?
PS the sleeping baby pic was taken this weekend. He never even stays still long enough to be held, let alone to fall asleep so I had to get a pic