At first I was hesitant to do this. I didn't want to give my mom the satisfaction of being right... but she always is :) Love you mom. When William wasn't on a schedule it was terrible 2's all day long (even before he was even 2).
Now that he is on a schedule, he is in a better mood, and I can get so much more done around the house and in general. So here is how it goes (in an ideal perfect situtation):
8-9 a.m. - William wakes up and we go straight to the bathroom to potty and brush teeth. Then we get breakfast.
9-11 a.m. - William has his TV time while I blog and respond to emails. William is currently loving The Tigger Movie and Jake and the Neverland Pirates.
11 a.m.-1 p.m. - Playtime. This is when we turn off the TV and listen to music while playing with Williams toy or doing arts and crafts. William has recently fallen in love with coloring. Lunch time also falls in this time frame.
1 p.m.-2 or 3 p.m. - Nap time for William & sewing or exercise time for me. He'll nap anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on how busy our morning was.
3-4 p.m. - Afternoon TV time while I do chores and get ready to cook dinner. If I have to run errands this is when I will normally do it because he's in a good mood from nap time.
5 p.m.-6 p.m. - William eats dinner while I am cooking dinner for Jeff and I.
7 p.m.-8 p.m. - Bathtime after dinner and bed time at 8. He his so great at going to bed. He asks for kisses from Jeff and I and then says good night when we shut his bedroom door.
After he goes to bed I have the evening to work on the computer or do sewing.
This is an ideal perfect day with Williams schedule, so it's not always like this but the things that stay consistant no matter what are his nap time and bed time. Nap time is always at 1pm and bedtime is always at 8pm.
Occasionally he will wake up in the evening, but it is normally because he needs to use the bathroom. He'll even tell me "go pee-pee then go back to bed" he's such a big boy :)