We’re returning to something of a routine here in our old but new home. While some folks thrive on routine, I seem to wither a little with too much of it. I tend to agree with Paulo Coehlo on this subject: “If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; it is lethal.” So, I do my best to shake things up a bit.
Mia is thriving and growing and looking forward to preschool. As with most (all?) children, she is in the phase of her life where she needs a routine. You must first establish a clear routine before you can benefit from and enjoy escaping one. Therefore, I have to be cagey and carefully design my anti-routine strategies so as not to throw her off too much. But that is not too difficult…after all, we now know that we can move to a different country for several months while honoring the essential elements of her routine.
Don’t worry, grandparents, we don’t have immediate plans to leave the country! There are endless ways to shake up your routine that don’t involve leaving the country. 🙂