Routines are lifesavers. They make it so that I don’t have to spend all morning reminding the boys to brush their teeth for the 567th time. Or ask Andrew if he feed the cats on his way running out the door.
Routines have saved me from completely losing my mind between raising three sons, loving on my husband, working, running an Etsy shop (had to fit in here somewhere – Ha!), and life in general.
Routines are great, but they have to be used and done so everyday. I recommend starting small and building up. At our house, the only routine that is used everyday is the morning routine. Each morning the kids get up and do their “morning stuff.” No nagging needed.
Here’s Andrew’s routine:
-Up (You are probably thinking Thank you, Captain Obvious, but you have to get up and do so on time!)
-Put away clean clothes
-Pick out clothes to wear
So for me, having a routine (especially a morning routine) is truly a Finer Thing!