Friday, September 11, 2009

Back to something resembling routine

Back to routine, or so we are trying.  Alarms ring at various times in the morning from three different clocks.  For the boys, each morning is the same; school and work, M-F, same time. And for the girls there is much more variability.  8 a.m. class two days a week,  with appointments, coffee dates, beach visits, play time and lab hours varying from day to day.  With the abrupt end of napping, we are reorganizing our afternoons to include some "quiet" play, an earlier start on dinner and getting that bedtime routine started earlier without forgetting the teeth brushing, hair washing and bath time.   For a couple of parents who like to go with the flow, (correction - go with their own flow) this is our hardest time - the beginning of a new school year.  There is quite a bit of unpredictability built into JB's work schedule, so we are also trying to figure out how to maintain structure and routine despite this and without mom burnout - high standards start somewhere...

2 comments:

Veronica Funk said...

I've just stumbled upon your blog and laughed at your description...I'm a cancer raising a leo (15) and scorpio (9) and kept sane by a gemini ;) Your work is beautiful, by the way.

Shana said...

Oh thanks for stopping to say hello! I had to check out your paintings (there is something so soft and comforting in the texture and color) and the round robin bookmaking (what a fabulous way to keep the creativity flowing). Those scorpio's keep you busy and the leo's keep you on your toes! Great to see your commitment to making art nonetheless!