I am an everyday person, I like those days the best. I like the holidays too, but nothing can beat daily life. It's a security and a knowledge that the ordinary days are what's your life. If your family functions well in the daily life, there is really nothing more to be grateful for!
Everyday life means for me the routines of getting up, getting dressed, breakfast, work, school, kindergarten, dinner. And there is nothing quite like hitting the couch after the kids are in bed; for tv, knitting, blogging or what makes you relax. And the next day the same. Love it!
Can you share a daily ritual with us?
These days I'm enjoying spending all my time with a 10 month old baby. The two of us have a daily ritual of getting up at about sixish, change nappies and start the day with toast and French Earl Grey tea. She has some bread with liver pate, and we play a little bit too. Then the rest of the family gets (resentfully) up and they get dressed and have breakfast and I ship them along to school and kindergarten. Then my baby needs a nap and I can have a coffee.
In two weeks all that will change as my partner will stay home with her for three months and I'll work. Then it's his turn to get up at six in the weekends as well, and I'll get some sleep!
How do you break the pattern of daily life every once in a while?
Read more about Mali's Arctic life (which means all dark winters and all light summers amongst other things) here.