The days are starting to blur. Tuesday is a lot like Thursday, is a lot like Saturday, is a lot like all of last March. I struggle many days to remember what day of the week it is, they all look so similar. The monotony can be so overwhelming at times, maddening at others and unfortunately necessary the rest of the time.
My kids (like most all kids) thrive off of structure and routine. From a production standpoint, I also tend to be significantly more productive when involved with some sort of structure. But from a mental standpoint, I am losing my mind. I need to change it up, but I’m not sure how.
Obviously, I need some level of routine and structure or we’ll miss the school bus and not eat breakfast until 1pm but too much and I feel like I am a mindless robot on auto-pilot. I’m struggling to find the proper happy medium between a minute-by-minute itinerary and a free-for-all.
What do you do as a parent to break up the monotony of the same schedule essentially repeating every week? Or do you find comfort instead of monotony in your routine? Please let me know of ways you have found to add variety into your otherwise repeating loop.
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I hope you all have a great start to your week! (It’s Monday right? I think it’s Monday today.)