Before I moved in with my dearest husband, I didn't do routines with my daughter and I just did what worked for us each day. But running a house of two occupants is very different to one with five. My lack of routine and staying up late with our older children is not working for this household so we have decided on a few house rules.
2. During the week, bedtime will be set and if the kids are not in bed by that time, they will have to put themselves to bed. Waiting around for 20 minutes every night whilst they fluff around with the bedtime routine is painful.
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4. Mr Blended will cook and organise dinner every Friday and it must include vegetables.
As you can see in the image on the right, these were our only house rules when we moved in together, and designed this canvas to hang in kitchen wall. They were all about virtues whereas now we need specific rules and routines.
Although I am not a routine person, having some structure to our family life is the only way I can see it working where everyone is happy.
Do you have house rules?