We carved out time in the mornings for a check-in...
This is harder than it seems. With four kids and a puppy, and our busy schedules, there are very few time slots available.
We chose 5:10 when I bring J's coffee. This gives me time to wake up, pee, bring the puppy out to pee, place him in his crate, and fix a cup for J.
We tried it last week and the first couple of days went smoothly. By the middle of the week, we had one kid who wasn't sleeping through the night and weren't able to have another until Saturday morning which didn't go very well- I'll spare you the details.
We've also tried to have another nightime session since the one we had Monday night which got us to joke that we need to have a "spanking hour." This would be an hour in which we can do all things spanking whether it be a session or discipline after our kids are in bed for the night and the puppy is asleep.
We chose 9:00.
Something else you need to understand about us- we're early birds- "Early to bed, early to rise..." as the saying goes.
By 9:30 J's toast and I'm not far behind!
And finding a place to spank is another problem in itself... our bedroom is in another part of the house from our children's so there's that... but now we have the puppy.
So we've evicted our spanking explorations to the garage and pray it's either soundproof or our neighbors aren't outside star- gazing.
Ahhh... wish me luck guys.
Where there's a will, there's a way.
How do you all do this?
I'm open to all the tips!
Until next time....