It’s funny how attached we become to routines.
Workout, shower, dress the kids, breakfast, pack lunches, daycare drop offs, morning lesson prep, morning lessons, lunch. Afternoon lesson prep, afternoon lessons, meetings or clean up, daycare pick ups, home. Unpack school bags, play, dinner, bedtime routines, quiet time, bed. Wake up, repeat.
And then the routine changes.
Home-bound. eLearning. No daycare. No zoos, or museums, or playdates, or parks, or stores. There’s lunch at home. Naptime to work around. Emails that need answering. Meetings that must go on.
It’s not a weekend, and it doesn’t feel like one. There are things to do, but the structure is missing.
So we hobble through. One day at a time. Until we create new routines, new rhythms, that propel each day forward.
And so time marches on.