I am not a fan of change which is a bummer since change tends to happen. A lot. I know, I know, it is not cool to say you don’t like change. Change is suppose to be embraced, it helps you grow and learn, it keeps you from getting in a rut, yada, yada, yada. I for one rather like my rut, thank you very much.
Routine and his sidekick Consistency are friends of mine. They are trustworthy, kind, solid, and supportive. And while they don’t often surprise with flowers and a card, they never do actually since that is not their style, you know what you are going to get. Don’t get me wrong, I am not a total bore. At least I don’t think so. I like random road trips, spontaneous trips to the park, and surprise bouquets of flowers. I just want the ebb and flow of my days to be more or less the same. No rip tides or undercurrent for me please.
I think I am finally finding my stride now that we are a few weeks into the new school year and there haven’t been any catastrophic events, like lost lunch boxes or one of the boys getting on the wrong bus. The boys have taken to their new routine well. Both of them seem to enjoy school and come home with little tidbits of their school day to share with us. Carter insists that he painted a brown robot in school the other day and not a brown bear, like the book they are currently working on. Cody informed me that during afternoon snack last week, he helped himself to a second granola bar because they were really, really good.
I am adjusting to having some time to myself and have gotten used to going grocery shopping alone. I have incorporated lunch making into an after dinner thing so that we are ready to roll the following morning. I have been meal planning crock pot dinners for Tuesdays and Thursdays so dinner is ready when Carter and I get home from his evening swimming lessons. Monday afternoons are set aside for speech therapy for Carter. Friday mornings are Cody’s physical therapy, either in the pool or at the clinic, followed by the weekly visit from his occupational therapist. I will be helping out in the classroom on Tuesday morning in Carter’s class and Wednesday or Thursday mornings in Cody’s. I have signed up to be “Room Mom” in Cody’s classroom and it is a bit more than I expected but I am just rolling with it and trying to keep it simple.
As busy as it is, I think I can live with this rut for a while.