It’s not just the kids that are flagging this evening, I myself am already exhausted and it’s only Monday! We really ought to get the kids and ourselves to bed a little earlier but by the time that we’ve got home from school, got changed, had snacks, completed homework tasks, made tea, washed the pots, vacuumed, tidied, folded and put the laundry away and have actually spent some time together as a family it’s usually heading towards 8pm.
Following that and whatever other random evening activities may take place, there’s also bath time, stories to be read and the whole bedtime routine to get through before Paul or I have the chance to jump in the shower or if we’re lucky the bath, after which there’s barely any time for anything else.
I’m not entirely sure what other people do of an evening, our routine seems pretty solid though and seems to work for us despite leaving us barely any time to spend together, I guess that’s what the weekends are for right? At least they will be once I finally finish working at the pub.
Whilst I love a little spontaneity such as a snow-day or a night out, I can’t help but to rely upon routine. The kids need routine and although we may be ‘night owls’ and run a little late from time to time at least they know what to expect from day-to-day.
Speaking of snow-days, we seem to be having a fair few of these recently thanks to the ‘Beasts from the East’, here’s a rather cute picture of our little man and his mutt taken over the weekend after yet another snowfall. Lord knows why J has his hat pulled down so far, he can be such an oddball at times but I love him nonetheless.
Our Little Man & His Mutt
We’ve recently started taking the kids along to roller discos on a Friday evening, this seems to be something which we all enjoy and with a little luck this week coming I’ll have my very own roller blades to join in with the action.
We tend to throw the routine out of the window on a Friday, it’s the one night of the week that we know bedtime isn’t really an issue as Saturday mornings will forever be a late start in this household. If it wasn’t for our weekends I’d worry that Groundhog Day may be a real thing…
Both J & E seem to rather enjoy following a schedule, as do I. That being said, I’m rather looking forward our summer hols when we can throw routine right out the window and live without limits!
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