Thursday, September 27, 2007

Routines - We love them!

I'm sure if my parents are reading this they will say a hearty ' Amen' to the fact that I love my routines and following a schedule. Even as a kid I loved the 'expected' instead of the 'unexpected'. It seems that my children have taken after me in this was as well, they thrive on routine and knowing whats coming next. In the same breath that I say I love routines and schedules, I also sometimes dislike the fact that I'm not more of a spontaneous person! I envy my friends that just drop everything, grab the kids and are off on the next great adventure, but that's just not me! :) Below are just a few things I was thinking about the other day about our routines and family traditions.

* I love the fact that I'm not expected to cook on the weekends, my husband gladly takes the family out to eat for a change of pace.

* I love watching Tim and Brianna make cookies together every Sunday night, they make quite a pair and usually quite a mess!

* My 2 'alarm clocks' sleeping in the next room, they wake each other and myself too, promptly at 8 o'clock in the morning.

* I love our traditional Christmas Eve dinner, all kinds of appetizers and of course wassil to drink!

* I love filling everyones Christmas stocking so they can be opened on Christmas Eve every year!

I could continue with my list for quite a while but you only have so much time to read this, right?! :) How about everybody else? Got any special traditions?


CALISTA said...

Oh my, how nice a REAL routine must be. Joe's "schedule" is so wack-o that we literally can't have traditions or any sort of a schedule - EVER. He usually calls me on his way home from work and that means I can go ahead with supper plans. We know the night before whether he has to fly or is on call the next day... It's Sat, Sep. 29th, and we still don't know which days off he got for October! (He gets 6, but has had to work most of his days off recently.) Yes, it does get old, but we are used to it I guess. It's gotten worse the past couple months though, and that's not fun. I'm so glad he's willing to put up with it to provide for us though.

~Heather~ said...

I enjoyed reading about your routines, and family traditions. We have family traditions and family fun days, however, on the mission field, one has to learn to be flexible. =D But for the most part we still get to do the things that we plan, but are happy to accept plan B when we have to.

Have a great day.
Love, Heather =)

Martha C said...

Oh, yes, I am a very routine oriented person - especially when there is a baby/toddler in the house. I am becoming a bit more flexible the older the boys get. I live by planning each week and then each day - makes my life much smoother. And when we get the needed accomplished we throw in all kinds of fun and surprises! :-)
Due to Troy's schedule and Ethan's asthma, I cannot plan too far ahead.