We have a lot of routines in our house. Schedules and routines. It works for Poss and I have to be honest, it works for me too. I am a girl with a plan. It sometimes drives husband nuts, he is more a ‘just get on with it’ kinda guy. But he puts up with my plans and my scheduling knowing it works best for our little family.
Sometimes the scheduling causes me stress. I struggle when the plans don’t go…well according to plan. I hate when the schedule is disrupted.
Like most people, there are times when I can’t plan. I can’t foresee what’s coming next, I don’t have a crystal ball. This is when my anxiety etches up a notch or two. I once had someone, who was very close to me at the time, say “I know you can’t cope with ambiguity – but that’s really your problem, not mine”. It was almost spat at me. We are no longer close (for lots of reasons, but this is one).
There are some plans though, simple ones that have become routine. Every Saturday morning, Poss requests ‘eggy toast’. It’s not hard (but she is precise, they have to be ‘perfect’), simply softly poached eggs on toast. Cut into little pieces, with runny yolk. Served with a hot chocolate and a coffee for mummy. Such a simple routine, but one that brings such joy to Poss. We sit together and eat our eggy toast. It’s a lovely way to start the weekend.
(this is not my picture – but you get the idea!)
What little routines do you have in your house?