For a child, the atmosphere of relaxation is a feeling of celebration. Everything is new and beautiful around: amazing sea, majestic mountains, goodies, entertainment and absolutely joyful carefree parents!
In all this, happiness is hard to keep the usual daily routine, and is it really necessary?
Rest – so rest.
The sweet taste of freedom from work and household chores, the first euphoria of vacations brings in the minds of parents the idea to cancel at the resort for themselves and their children all the restrictions and boring daily rituals of sleep, lunches on a schedule, rebounds and rises.
It is good or bad for each individual parent to decide independently; I just want to share my experience.
On the day of the arrival in Crimea, it was this feeling of permissiveness and freedom from everyday life that gripped us with a spouse and a two-year-old daughter. Therefore, after a little overnight trip and the morning of the settlement, at 11 o’clock we could not resist the temptation to go to the beach.
Tired and taking the lion’s portion of fresh sea air, the baby very quickly fell asleep in a stroller, but we did not return home, but decided to stay on the beach.
Annie slept soundly under the sound of the surf, but not for long – the first transition to surface sleep ended in waking up, because the waves and wafts of some kids were beckoning.
But this dream was enough for her to intensively demand the attention of her parents in the second half of the day, when we already wanted to rest unbearably. And lack of sleep resulted in capriciousness in the evening, when it was still early to sleep, and the strength of the games was already exhausted.
It was then that I realized that the mode of the day on vacation is needed for the crumbs and parents.
GoHow at home – will not work!
I did not even try to try to reproduce the home mode of the sea, because I saw a number of reasons why this is impossible.
GoNutrition. Annie’s appetite in the fresh air has risen sharply: what was a light snack at home turned into a hearty lunch at the sea and so on. This required to take into account additional time costs.
GoActivity. Naturally, even in our free time, we did not sit in the room – we walked, rode rides, visited parks, swings, slides, etc., etc. Daughter just turned into a bunny Energizer!
And we, the parents, needed strength to accompany the little one and participate in the entertainment, so everyone was together during the nap.
GoSleep. Greater than at home, energy consumption and oxygen-rich air led to earlier and easier falling asleep and stronger and longer sleep.
Given these nuances, the second day of the holiday was revealing – we looked at the new regime of the day of our daughter, in order to organically combine active and passive rest in accordance with it.
As a result, strategic directions were outlined – it is imperative for parents to rest in the daytime sleep of the crumbs and to perform the most tedious actions during the hours of maximum daughter activity.