Routine or no routine? | Tim Lai-Smith


Two weeks ago, my wife finally gave birth to our second child, a healthy little boy.


I am sure those of you who have children can remember the night feeds, the incredibly long days and the constant feeling that you could sleep for a week?


But as routine has been established and we’ve gotten to know our newest little guy, we have mastered the balancing act of doing housework, school runs and work, and of course, looking after the newborn.


This week I even managed to wash my car, take our eldest boy to the park, record some music, and rearrange the living room to make it a little more baby-proof.


When I was younger routine involved getting up, going to school, and going to sleep. Now it is something I have come to crave. I claim I go with the flow, and am very flexible, but the reality is that without some plan my life does not flow so well.

So here’s to routine and how it has helped me this last week. Without it life seems (at times) very tricky.

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