In order to understand this post we have to back WAY up, so stick with me.
Hi! My name is Morgan, and I have a love/hate relationship with schedules. I love the organization, flow, and peace they bring, but I hate the monotony of an every day regimen. That being said, I realize that with two kiddos, I'm in a season of my life where routine is imperative to success.
After Ellie was born I sat down and wrote out what I thought was the "perfect" schedule for our day to day living. I knew it would take a while to ease into a new flow, so I didn't stress over it. I also left a lot of wiggle room to prevent boredom. I mean, routine may be key, but we can still spice things up from time to time!
I'm so glad I wasn't too overly zealous about the whole schedule thing, because it turns out that what I thought was "perfect" just isn't. For example, I had planned on working out for 30 minutes five days a week. Well, I don't have time to hit the gym and keep house. This means I've had to tweak my routine to include only three gym trips a week. Naturally, they will be longer and more intense.
Another area that I'm going to have to change is our playtime routine. As it stands, we do something on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons. That's just going to have to change because I need more time at home - for rest, for quality family time, and for chores. I used to clean the kitchen in 20 minutes after dinner, and now it take almost an hour thanks to making lunches, prepping bottles, and getting the coffee ready.
In a nutshell, I'm not really sure what our new normal will look like, I'm trying to figure it all out. I guess you could say that I'm trouble shooting and loving every minute of it.