My 10 month olds are sick. My daughter fell asleep in her car seat as we were doing errands this morning. I know that when I try to make the transfer from car to house – she wakes up and doesn’t go back to sleep. Because she is sick I want her to sleep as much as possible. My son is asleep in his crib – he follows my rules well.
So I am setting the microwave clock for ten minute increments and running out to the car to check on her. I should mention that it is 20 degrees out. BUT she is bundled up and as a blanket wrapped around her. So I’m confident she is warm enough, but I am still nervous.
As I ran around during these ten minute bursts I realized how productive I have been. I noticed that I can pretty much break up whatever I do into blocks of ten minutes.
In/Out of the car with stroller and two ten month olds – 10 minutes
Shop and Checkout – 10 minutes (I have a small grocery store)
Going out with babies:
10 minutes to don snowsuits and arrange in seats
10 minutes of Prep (cutting veggies)
10 minutes of assembly
10 minutes of cleaning
10 minutes of puree, storage, etc
30 minutes of cooking (that’s three 10s)
Writing this entry:
10 minutes (so I’m almost out of time.)
Try milking the power of 10. See what you can accomplish. Set a timer.