...because I like routine.
I like predictability.
I like to check things off of a list.
Our summer has been anything but routine or consistent.
We have had a great one for sure. The beginning we spent in Michigan, the bulk we have spent spending time as a family, and then last week we took a short visit to see some friends.
This is the week to trying to find a sense of 'normal'.
The things that will find their way back into routine are:
the menu (and actually following it)
reading (as in real books...not video game menus)
Today was off to a great start....
Me: "Will, why are you up so early?" (Startled to see William sitting on the couch at 7 a.m. this morning.)
Will: (matter-of-factly) "Because on my schedule it says that I need to practice my guitar from 7:30-8:00 and...I also thought I would get my 30 minutes of reading done as well."
He craves routine even more than the rest of us.
(Disclaimer: I did not create the practice schedule for Will. He created it himself, this past weekend, after talking with Mark about practicing more consistently.)