The holiday season means lots of holiday parties. This year, we’re skipping most of them to accommodate Mia’s bedtime schedule. We have already established a great nighttime sleep schedule, and we want to stick to that as much as possible because we think the routine is good for her. I thought I would miss all the parties but must admit to being quite content staying in with our darling daughter.
We did go to one event: the cocktail hour of my office holiday party. We took Mia with us and she was a big hit. She did great, spending most of the hour in Papa’s arms happily looking at all the people gathered around her. We were home in time to get her to bed just after 8:00 PM, only a little after her normal 7:00 to 7:30 PM bedtime. Despite all the excitement — or perhaps because of it — she was ready for bed when we got home.