Before Little Man and Baby Girl came to our family we were a pretty spontaneous bunch! We’d jump in the truck and run out somewhere to eat. We’d take trips to the park, the pool, or the beach without much thought or planning. Those days are now a thing of the past.
Little Man thrives on routine and does better all around when we keep to a strict schedule. If we’re out of the house when nap time is nearing, we head straight home as fast as possible to prevent the inevitable meltdown. If we aren’t eating when we normally do, he’ll let us know about it! We have to keep him on schedule because really if we don’t, we are not helping him to feel safe and secure. He becomes a very different little boy when we take him out of his element. So, for the sake of our entire family, we have given up spontaneity for routine!