Thursday, January 27, 2011

Making Adjustments!!

Making adjustments to a very routine life is pretty difficult!! For months now we had heard Aaron's position at UPS would be changing and we were both really excited for Aaron to get a new opportunity to do something different. We knew the hours were going to be a be change but for us we think it will be for the best. So, last Monday Aaron started his new job as a PDS (Package Dispatch Supervisor, I think??). He has to be into work by 12:30 am, YES that is close to midnight. He works from 12:30-11:00am and needless to say we have had to make a lot of adjustments. The hardest of course being a sleep schedule!!

Aaron claims he doesn't need that much sleep but 4 hours is just not enough. So every night we bicker about when he should go to bed. He tries to be in bed by 7, but still that is only 4.5 hours of sleep!!! So during the day he tries to get in a nap for a few hours too. This has been hard since the twins go to bed at 7 but the boys don't really go to bed until 8 or 8:30. Aaron of course feels bad going to bed before the boys so we have tried putting the boys to be early too, but man that has made for some rough mornings. Now Aydan and Asher are waking up at 5:30-6, MISERABLE!! I of course am not an early to bed, early to rise person. I stay up until 11 and then Aaron wakes up at 11:30. It is pretty bizarre...we are still adjusting!

  • Aaron is home all day and actually gets to spend time with the kids!!
  • Aydan loves that his dad picks him up from the bus and is here to play with him.
  • Aaron will be going back to school to finish up his disagree.
  • I get to go anywhere and do anything after every one is asleep, this usually includes a trip to the gym, red mango and target. Hit me up if you want to go too!
  • I love seeing Aaron in the day light hours!
Hopefully we will get the hang of this very soon and things will run smoothly again!


MEG said...

It's amazing how everything just WORKS OUT.

I vividly remember as a young kid noting that I hadn't seen my dad sometimes for DAYS. He left for work before I woke up, and then at busy times he would stay late and come home after I was in bed.

I love that less traditional schedules allow for more time with the kids.

Cheers and good luck!

The Ravsten's said...

Good luck with all the change. Sounds tough. You'll figure it out though.

BTW, your camera takes awesome pictures.

Love ya! Em:)