You have heard about these kinds of people. The ones who’ve found a way to live life differently, far from the blueprint of what society tells them is the right way. These are the people who always seem to be exploring the world, the ones you ask how they do it, where they make their money
We had talked about blowing it all up for a long time. I’m talking years. “What would it be like if I just quit?” my husband would say after a run of stupid-long days and feeling like his work was never done, nor good enough. I usually said something slightly dishonest like, “Just do it then! I totally support you walking out tomorrow!”
But there was a part of me that could only say that knowing he wouldn’t actually take the leap.
You probably hear the same thing time and time again: kids need structure and routine. But you know this, right? You’re a parent … you have probably felt the chaos that ensues when you throw your schedule out the window. It doesn’t take a developmental psychologist to know that children thrive on consistency. In their world, consistency = predictability = comfort = safety.