Remember a while back when I bragged about how well switching Tad to one nap was working? Remind me to never do that again; it tempts the sleep fates. Fortunately we seem to be back on track now (knock on wood) after a few days in which he seriously went from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. with only one THIRTY MINUTE nap. It was awful. But like I said, it's been going better again the last few days. I'm determined to stick with it for at least a month (until Tad's 15-month appointment, just because that's a convenient cutoff) to give us a chance to make new habits. I'm sure I will report back later.
Anyway, with the new nap schedule our daily routine on a good day goes something like this. (For a bad day, insert long stretches of whining.)
6:00 - I get up and have my breakfast and a little introvert time and then get ready for the day and pack Scott's lunch and so forth
7:30 - I pull the baby out of bed, throw a coat on him, and bundle him out to the car so we can drop Scott off at the bus stop.
8:00 - Breakfast, diaper change, maybe putting some clothes on, maybe not
9:00 - ???
11:00 - Lunch, another diaper change, naptime routine
12:00 - Nap!!!
3:00 - Snack, another diaper change
4:30 - Go get Scott
6:00 - Dinner
7:00 - Maybe some TV, maybe Scott and I taking turns playing with the baby so the other can have some introvert time
8:00 - Another diaper change, teeth brushing, pajamas on, bedtime routine
9:00 - Baby is asleep; Scott and I hide on our respective computers until we get tired and go to bed ourselves
That 9-11 a.m. stretch is the part I don't know what to do with now. Sometimes we have appointments or errands or playdates or whatever, but other days we sit around and he whines because he's bored and his teeth hurt and I whine because I hate whining and can't get anything done with a 22-pound toddler hanging off my leg. Maybe I should start "homeschooling" or something.
ETA: For the record, I do change his diaper a little more often than is listed here, but those changes are as needed rather than built into the routine.