Me, on the other hand. NotSoMuch. I've always said that I don't have that "Type-A" personality, despite being a teacher (I'm semi-organized, don't get me wrong...), and it's true.
I pretty much don't do anything the same way twice. Maybe I like to 'switch things up', keep things fresh, ya know...or maybe I'm just not capable of remembering one.more.thing throughout the day (like the order in which to wash my body in the shower).
I know most people have a way their shower routine works every.SINGLE.time....maybe you get your hair wet first, then wash your face, then
Or maybe you're like me (or maybe not, because apparently it's weird to not have a routine), and you get in the shower and change-it-up...you know, for the fun of it
You know...maybe I shampoo first. Then I think, 'Whoops...should have washed my face'...then I'll wash my face...and maybe while the shampoo or conditioner is in I might shave my legs if it's a good day...and then I think, 'Oy ve! I should scrub my feet!', and then sometimes, I am about to shut off the shower and get out, when I realize, 'Crap! I forgot to wash my BODY.'
See? I keep it exciting.
Declan....he just cannot.understand.my.chaotic.ways. He has a way he does it EVERY single time. So, basically, his shower takes the same time everyday. I get it, I do. It's predictable. But I'm just so not that person.
Your "getting ready for bed" task-list...I bet it's the same way. You have a routine. Me? Not so much.
In fact, this entire post came to my mind the other night when the following scene took place in the bathroom around 11pm.
I had just rocked the baby to sleep, and laid her down in her bassinet.
I went into the bathroom to get ready for bed.
I started to run the hot water to wash my face (because for some reason it takes a while to heat up in that bathroom...no.clue.why.)
I walk into the closet to find one of my nursing nighties.
I scratch my head. Where are they?
I come back into the bathroom and pull back my hair to wash my face.
Wash my face. [As I'm bent over washing, get a little booty-tap from the hubs who thinks it's funny to do that. Totally.NOT.]
Crap. I need to find something to wear.
No luck, yet.
Rub a little boobie cream on. [Because ow...the beginning stages of breastfeeding hurts.]
Brush my teeth.
Crap, I need to pee (because I get so busy now in my days that I literally FORGET to pee), so I sit on the toilet while brushing my teeth. Classy. I'm a multi-tasker, what can I say?
Found one of my nighties. Score.
Oops, forgot to put on my moisturizer. Slather it on.
Take down hair, brush it out.
Finally, time for bed.
Oh wait...forgot something.
You see...? Chaotic. Literally, no routine what.so.ever. I do things as I remember. IF I remember, that is.
Sometimes I get into bed and realize I forgot to pee.
So, I ask you this---if you're one of those 'routine-like' people...meaning, your morning is totally planned out, the coffee is always brewed by the same time, you eat the same thing for breakfast, you put your purse and bag in the same place for easy-grabbing every.day. If that's you...do you feel it keeps you more sane? Is it habit?
And if you're like me...on the more...umm...'not so routine-based' side....make me feel better and let me know you're out there. Because, well, there's gotta be other people like me who don't do the same thing twice. Like. Ever.