Today I am glad school is back in session. So glad to be back on some kind of routine. Kids (and moms!) do much better and are happier when on a routine. I swear by this. What’s funny is that at first, back in my early mom years, I completely fought this concept. Routines? Bah, they are for scheduled people! Rigid personalities, even. Surely that will never be me. I’m more of a go with the flow kind of person…
Ha! That lasted only so long. I need routine just as much as the kids.
Here is what happens in my house when we are off our daily routine…
Messy kids’ rooms. Messy parent’s room. Messy bathrooms.
How does this happen?
It looks awful, doesn’t it. Well, it happens pretty darn quickly in our very crowded house when no one (including me) is on their normal daily routine. Our normal daily routine is something like this: go to bed at a decent hour, get up at a decent hour, make your bed, tidy your room, put away your clothes, do your household chores. But when we are not on our normal, daily routine – like when we are on the two-week holiday break – our days go something like this: go to bed very, very late….sleep in very, very late…play, lounge around, do nothing. And at first that’s kind of nice. I’ll admit to liking the no-schedule-do-nothing days. But I can only take so much of it. I can only live in chaos for a few days before I get grouchy and lose it.
So I’m glad to say that it’s over now – the chaos is gone, and we are back on routine. Which means yay! my house is clean again! (I know, you want proof, don’t you? Well, I didn’t take photos of the clean and tidy house, so you’ll just have to trust me.)
|This is me and my black boots that I can still see over my growing belly.|
|and tada! this is my growing belly at 20 weeks.|
We have our 20 week ultrasound scheduled for tomorrow morning. I am so excited to see our little guy again! The last time was during an ultrasound when I was just 12 weeks along. I’m sure he’s more interesting to look at now. I will see fingers and toes and all that good stuff. I can’t wait!