With my family finishing up their dinner and myself lounging in the recliner swiping away at my keyboard, I sit here wondering how do routines really begin? Do we just wake up one day and decide this is how we are going to do things or does the same thing happen so often it becomes routine? I wish I could say I planned ours, but it is way too inconsistent. I was never very good at sticking to a plan. I find it very difficult to do the same thing every day and not get extremely bored. I do try to keep things fairly regular for my kids’sake, but geez, why does everything have to be so scripted? Why can’t we just “fly by the seat of our pants”? I enjoy being spontaneous, but it seems like I have to schedule time even for that. How do you find time to break the routine without breaking the routine?