Am I Wrong To Have No Routine?

With five children to care for surely routine should be my top priority you would think.  Well not in this house!

Don’t get me wrong when I’m rushing around first thing in the morning trying to iron uniform and find shoes I really wish I was more organised.  


There have been so many occasions that I’ve had the radiator on in the blistering heat to try and get clothes dry that are needed, I’m constantly running back to the school with forgotten PE kits and school lunches, we are always running out of milk and cereal as I never remember what I need on the weekly shop.


But what are the children going to remember?  Their perfectly packed PE kit or a last minute trip to the park, a beautifully scrubbed kitchen floor or a messy craft session, an empty washing bin or helping out making their favourite dinner.

Life passes us by so quickly and I would much rather be remember as a scatty Mum with a dirty kitchen floor and overflowing washing bin that tried to fill each an everyday with something fun than the other way round!

What is family life like for you?  Do you find routine makes your life easier?


10 thoughts on “Am I Wrong To Have No Routine?

  1. I was thinking of writing about this! We have 5 kids, 2 are newborn twins. I have always been a schedule type of person by the minute. But with the babies my schedule is more like do this during the 1st nap, that at the next nap, etc. It’s like a “no schedule, schedule”. We had a spur of the moment craft session during a nap time and my kids loved it! It was fun for me too ๐Ÿ™‚ love your post! Very inspirational.

  2. I think it depends on the type of person that you are. I like my routines and to be organised I hate it when things are running behind it doesn’t mean we don’t still have fun and drop things for an afternoon out – but then I would plan to catch up in the evening lol. I think it’s each to their own style as long as the children are happy ๐Ÿ™‚ #momsterslinkup

  3. I must admit, I need routine in my life. I like to know exactly what I’m doing and when!! I don’t think it affects my children, they both laid back teenagers and pretty happy with life! #momsterlinkup

  4. I have never had a routine with my kids or myself. Even with blogging I have tried to organize my time better but fail miserably every time. But my kids are happy. If you asked them who their favorite person is they would say without hesitation…mommy. I have found that a lot of things I used to think were so important when I was single just now don’t mean as much to me since having kids. Thanks for sharing this with #momsterslink.

  5. I think I’m a mix. I feel very disorganised whereas people would say I am organised, (which I’m really not). I feel like I’m always flying by the seat of my pants to get a meal on the table and I can’t seem to remember anything so am always checking stuff on my phone! Terrible. I think I need to do brain gym or something.

    1. This sounds exactly like me!! My Mum is constantly moaning about me forgetting things but I genuinely don’t retain info I need!!
      Brain training maybe the way forward x

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