The only routine is no routine
This mom has her strategy. There is no routine, only constants and variables.
Luke and I have found the only routine that works is no routine.

There are constants and variables:


  • Every night animals are to be fed, Luke finds the bowls for the dogs and fills them with pellets
  • I feed the cats
  • Luke feeds the rodents
  • I feed Luke. Works well
  • While supper is cooking Luke does homework if he has, if he does not he gets to watch CBeebies
  • Eat supper
  • Morning – breakfast
  • Pack bag for karate
  • He eats while I pack his lunch
  • Leaving house by 7am
  • Hidden kiss at school
  • Bath can be morning or night
  • Bedtime can be between 7h30 and 8h30 – if amazing race is on or such
  • Cuddle while watching tv or reading a bed time story
  • Wake up can be anything from Luke waking me at 5 to me waking him at 6
And so the day starts, some days with a few tears when Luke wants to play and not get ready.

But all in all this works for us.



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