Ava is 11 weeks old today! She arrived to us 1 day before she turned 9 weeks so she has been with us for 2 weeks and 1 day. For 1 week and 6 days of that time, I have taken on total responsibility for the night duty. One night MissM took her over night after I had a night with barely 3 hours sleep and turned rather demented. See this post to read more about that night!
Last night Twin2 was on night duty. The night before Twin1 was on night duty. They both looked a little tired after their night duties – bahaha! I slept until 7:30am this morning! It was bliss – just marvelous and I feel so much better for it! Tonight it is MissM’s turn. 🙂
We have decided to implement a puppy roster!! Why oh why did I not think of this sooner. I was at my old ways again. Taking the load. Not looking after myself. I have been exhausted. I was not getting enough sleep to function properly. I had a little bit of a melt down on Sunday morning and thus the creation of the Puppy Roster. The kids are all on holidays. Time to share the load! MrMM doesn’t escape either – he is rostered on night duty one night per week!
Puppy Ava is a Christmas gift for the whole family. She is not just mine. The responsibility is not all mine. This is a wonderful opportunity to teach my kids what responsibility is all about. I also need to look after myself in order to continue on my path to better health and a fabulous 2013 where I move forward confidently with Peace, Love and Happiness (refer to my Christmas Wish List post).
Ava sleeps in a crate. She loves it in there. The crate is portable. 🙂 The photo below shows the crate. This was my 365 Grateful – Day 59 photo.
The roster pictured at the top of this post is not ours. It is one I found via our friendly neighbourhood Mr Google – though it has been cropped and framed by moi. At the moment, our roster is just for night duty. However, down the track I may well also add Bathing and Grooming, Poop Scooping, Feeding, Walking and perhaps even Training!
Do you shoulder the load more than you should? Is there something that you do that could be shared? Could you be looking after yourself better?
Signing off feeling fresh as a daisy after a proper night’s sleep followed by a lovely refreshing shower! 🙂
Teaming up with Jess of Essentially Jess for #IBOT