Another archived post discussing how life and schedules have worked for us, especially when my husband worked the night shift. He often still does this, and we’ve found it best to adjust to him rather than to ask him to adjust to us.
Most of you know that my hubby has always worked nights, since before I ever even met him. He’s always been a baker, and even though that’s not what he’s doing right now we have been blessed to be able to keep a similar schedule. Well, this week he’s been working days. First of all, that’s really hard on him! It’s like working nights would be to anyone else – he’s worked the night shift since he was 15, so that’s over half his life and ALL of his working years – and this “normal stuff” is hard! It’s hard for us too; we’ve been on this odd schedule for about 8 years now with him, and it just fits us. So, when it gets turned on its head, everything in my home goes out the window. Well, almost everything. 😉
Blogging is one of those things! With him here in the evenings, we’ve tried to do the “normal” thing and spend family time. He’s exhausted though and sometimes a little grumpy (can’t blame him). Still, I’m not going to spend my evenings on the computer as usual when he’s on the couch right behind me.
Our eating schedule is off. Our schooling schedule is off. The babies have been sleeping a little better this week though! I wonder why that is, or if it’s connected at all…? They were both asleep by 11:30 tonight! YIPES! Lynndi woke back up again but I think she’s out now. She’s here on my chest as I write this. <3
These babies are so adorable! I posted on Facebook about Lynndi finding a paper towel, holding it up to her face, and then making raspberry noises like she was faking blowing her nose. 😛 So funny! Today she was pointing out body parts to her daddy. She knows hair (been doing that one for a long time now), toes, eyes, nose. And they are doing high-5’s. When they started doing it they didn’t always hold up their full hands, so we laughed when they only held up 1 finger, and now they will hold up one finger if you ask them “Who’s one?” It’s so cute!
Caleb tries to show us his body parts too – he does hair, and toes, but he does one or the other of those no matter what you ask him. LOL It’s okay though. He walks. 😉 Lynndi is finally standing on her own, on purpose now though! So maybe it won’t be long for her, either. I do think she’ll have more words sooner than he will though. I’ve always been told that about girls, but haven’t ever gotten to experience it – let alone this… what’s the right description here? Comparing boys to girls takes on a whole new meaning when they are one another’s twin!!
We’re having a blast. Life’s a roller coaster and has its ups and downs, but it’s one great ride. 🙂 And I’m enjoying seeing the Lord’s handiwork in every area of our lives. It’s amazing to be able to stand back and see where we were, where He took us, how He brought us out, where He has us now and how that plays into where He may choose to lead us soon, and even the possibilities for being used for His kingdom further down the road! There are steps to everything and we have learned so much and come so far, and I am so thankful for that road and where it has brought us. And I’m so thankful that it’s not over yet and that He has promised us great things and is leading us by His light to get there! It’s exciting, even when it’s hard. 🙂 Thank you, Lord Jesus!
Read PART 2 here where I detail how our schedule usually works.