Monday, February 27, 2006

Routine, routine, routine

I've never liked imposing rigid schedules on myself, but now that I'm imposing them on Maylin for morning and bedtime rituals, it's saved so much time! I don't have to debate or bargain with her when it comes to taking a bath. Now she knows it's always her turn after I'm done. I don't even have to bribe her with candy anymore. She's forgotten the old deal of one gummy bear or one strawberry marshmallow candy per bath. And she doesn't mind when I blow-dry her hair now, too. Thank goodness, because it's been freezing outside. The past week and weekend we've had surprising little snow encounters. They'd be more pleasant if we weren't always caught off-guard.

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