Some people would say boring. But me, I like to know what is coming and to some extent how the day is going to go. Sure I like some surprises and trying new things. What I’m talking about here is mainly the little things.
I’ll give you some examples.
I have the same thing for breakfast, lunch and desert everyday. Unless I eat out for lunch of course but that’s not very often. The only thing that changes is the type of meat I have on my sandwich. Alternating between turkey, ham and pastrami. The same foods at meal times is a good thing as I don’t have to think about what I’m going to have every day and I eat fairly healthy foods so it’s also good for the waistline.
I use the same coffee cup every time I have a cup of tea. Which is multiple times a day.
I use the same spoon to eat breakfast and desert every single day. It has a yellow handle and is MY spoon.
I run the same route on my morning run every day. My husband sometimes comes with us (the twins and myself) on weekends and says “Can we go a different way today? I’m sick of the same scenery!” But nope, I like to do the same route. Mainly because I know I will get enough of a workout but also that I can handle that distance. Would probably even be better for my fitness to try different routes but I rarely do.
When I go to the local shopping centre I usually go straight to the same spot to get a parking space.
I like that it is almost essential to have a routine with twins. Even if it doesn’t always go to plan, at least I have a rough idea how the day will play out.
When I think about the types of jobs I have had before bubs, they have all been very routine based. I think I like to know what is expected of me and that I won’t be letting any body down if I don’t know what I am doing.
So these are just a few examples, I am sure there are many more. Basically it could come down to the fact that I am possibly a bit of a control freak. And I like to know what to expect and hate being put on the spot not knowing what I’m doing.
Becoming a mum has challenged me in many ways but this could be one of the biggest things I’ve had to come to terms with. The fact that pretty much nothing will go to plan. Just when you think you have something working well and going along smoothly, BAM something happens and everything changes. A food will be a favourite one day and hated the next. Something will work at sleep times and then suddenly wont. And as they grow their needs for every single day to day task changes. But this mum gig, well, it is one that I gladly accept and take on all the challenges that it brings.
So that’s my confession for this week. I’m boring!! And I’m completely okay with it.
Do you have any set habits to confess?