Do you find that the minute you’re able to step out of your routine a little, you lighten up a little and relax a lot?
I certainly do. In fact, I’ve come to realise that I am not a creature of habit and would rather have everyday be a little different to the last. I find a break in routine a little like a mini vacation and suddenly I feel energised to start a new project or more importantly, have a little more fun than usual with my kids.
Take today for example; the Dad in our household has headed off on a boys’ camping weekend (so not jealous of that as I listen to the rain pitter patter on our roof). The kids helped him pack his gear last night and waved him off before they left for their respective places for the day.
After 3 different pick ups, we headed off to do a grocery shop. We have a busy weekend coming up so I wanted to get a little organised. Surprisingly (not) all three babes were hungry the minute we arrived at the shopping centre so rather than allow them to feast on a fortune worth of milkshakes and donuts, we decided to have a night to morning day! Yes we all laughed and said let’s do everything backwards.
So we had dinner for afternoon tea (sushi rolls and edamame beans) and are now having afternoon tea for dinner (milk and cookies) … in front of TV!
Completely out of the ordinary and just a little bit naughty. The kids think it’s all a bit of fun and are being surprisingly compliant without any squabbles.
Now all that remains is to see how happy we all are when I tell them in 5 minutes it’s time for teeth and bed! Wish me luck and in the meantime tell me …