Change, Routine and Normal...

Today....will be ramblings and maybe by the end I will have a name thought up for this post. Normal is good, routine is good and change is good and inevitable. So how on earth do you make it all work together? I think the answer is a little at a time. From what I am seeing this past week, too much change at one time can be fun and exciting but it can also throw one for a tail spin. When what you have always known as normal is no longer what you do everyday, eventhough the changes are good, it can really throw a person off. Today we took our first trip of the year to the bus stop~we will be doing this for a week or so~and I am guessing that this won't be the only time this year we get to taxi to school on the big yellow bus. Changes have been extraordinary in our house this year. New car, new classes, new after school routine, change in sports schedule plus more. Nothing seems to be the same as it always has been and that caught up with us a bit. "Mother's intuition" man I hated that phrase as a kid and have to say that it is something that one does not understand until you have children and it is limited to "mom". Dad's have other super-abilities...but mom gets the "mother's intuition" all to herself. I could tell there were some internal struggles happening, even before the outward signs began. With the good changes have come some struggles and we are currently "reeling" it back in for a bit. The nice thing is that the struggles have been minor...nothing out of the "teenage ordinary". So for just a very short time, we will return to what was once known as "normal". If I had to make a guess (and she would ever admit it), with all of the change in routine and schedule this year...this one little slice of normal, how it has always been for 10 years up to now...it felt reassuring and good to both mom and daughter this morning.Boy...it sure felt good to take that 5 mile drive with the music on too loud and no actual speaking until we saw the bus. Funny the things we end up cherishing! And yes...I figured out the title of the post just now.

1 comment:

Amy said...

Eva...so glad to hear things are getting better! Sam is a great kid! Very cute card too!!

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