Now there are routines we do have, and routines I wish we had. A good morning routine, that we actually stick with for more than a week, consecutively, is one of them.
The above picture is the watercolor paintings from today's morning. Shortly after waking, the boys were just dying to paint. I needed to go to another chiropractor appointment, so this seemed a good way to occupy them while Mema supervised. But then, one thing always leads to another. When I got home we needed to go to the store, so no morning chores were done. It was after lunch by the time we got back, so the children were fed, Jamie took a nap and the boys watched a show for some quiet time. My head still hurt, so I napped with Jamie and when we all got up and going again, the day was gone. This is the way it goes when we don't have, or follow, a good morning routine.
Now some weeks, we are in a groove. We'll get up, dressed, say prayers, work on "school" and do a fun project, accomplish some chores, and so on. The day generally stays productive when we get a good start like this. I know that sticking to a morning routine is completely up to me, so it's something that I'm working on.
I'm curious, do you have a daily routine, or are you a fly by the seat of your pants kind of person? How do you handle errands? Once a week? Or at a certain time per day?
I'm off to make french toast for dinner. Cause the kitchen's too messy to make anything else. See what I mean???