Sunday, September 18, 2011
As cliché as this sounds, human beings are creatures of habit. This fact is punctuated by my 11 month old when she plays a new game with me in her crib at bedtime. She starts by looking straight at me above the crib gate, then she bends down and peeks at me through the jail bars of the crib and smiles or giggles. Then it starts again. We are defined by our rituals to varying degrees (although these rituals are less and less appreciated over time because they are more of a necessity). Work schedules, workout schedules, feeding schedules, sleeping schedules, and for some of us who have more time or who simply make more time (because maybe they are way more organized than I am), there are additional hobbies like golf, volunteering, or even sewing, knitting, cooking or going to city council meetings! But one ritual I really appreciate with my family is weekend breakfast.