0:21 - There's just so much that we want to get done
0:43 - My number one suggestion - make a schedule
1:30 - Making a schedule it allows me to just enjoy the times
1:56 - A parent's stress does show through in their toddler
Hi everybody. My name is Harper Jones with Bow-Tiger and you're watching Saturdays with Harper. And as you can see behind me I am actually cooking some spaghetti for dinner tonight for my family. What I want to talk to you guys about today was not specifically dinner but just all the things that we need to get done.
When you have a toddler in your house it seems like there's a million things that need to be done. Especially during the week from work to preschool to extracurriculars, to dinner, lunch, breakfast, to nap times, to playtime. There's just so much that we want to get done during the week with our toddlers and there just doesn't seem to be enough time to do it.
So, how do we actually accomplish everything we need to do in a week? And my number one rule and suggestion to this would be make a schedule. Now I am not one of those people who like to make a schedule for their life. I do prefer to live spontaneously. I think it makes life fun. But I'm going to tell you guys, when you have a toddler, your best friend is a schedule.
If you schedule yourself enough time to do things and really schedule it out hour to hour, you'll actually see that you're successful with nap times. You're successful with getting everybody together as a family for a meal. You're successful getting to and from different extracurricular activities on time. You'll just be so much more successful than if it's all just in your head or on a list and you're trying to get it all done. It just becomes really, really mumble jumbled.
Now the other thing that I have found is in making a schedule it allows me to just enjoy the times. Like sitting at the dinner table. I'm not sitting here stressed over thinking about all the other things I need to get done. Because I know my schedule's made out for the week. Now you can throw it to a whim during the weekend if you want to and everybody can kind of do their own thing. You can just have some relax time with yourself and your toddler. But during the week especially, just make it easier for everybody.
As I have mentioned before, a parent's stress does show through in their toddler. So, if you want to keep your toddler happy you have to keep yourself happy as well. And more schedule during the week means less stress. Just absolutely. So, definitely please take my advice on that. And guys if you are watching this blog on Facebook or YouTube I'd ask that you check out our other video blogs on Bowtiger.com and of course, as always, we'll see you next week. Thanks guys.