One Hundred Seventy Seven: No Plans

“A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.”  – Lao Tzu

Thursday, June 26th

One week into summer vacation and I was feeling that winging it every day would not work for the kids and I. So our first order of business was to make schedule cards. We printed out a number of cards and laminated them so we could stick a different schedule up on our fridge every morning. A schedule is great because as soon as you have one, you can bust away from its constraints.

A typical schedule reads “Breakfast-Reading-Art-Lunch-Buddies-Library”. It’s vague enough that we can read whatever we want and make any sort of art project we want to happen. But most importantly, when the kids close the door to the playroom and pull all their toys out I can back off and just let it be what it is.

Do you try to regiment too much of your life?


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