SoCS by Linda: Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “first thing.” Start your post with the words, “first thing” and go from there. Bonus points if you end your post with the last thing. Have fun!
The first thing I do in the morning is “make my bed”. I grew up in a small house and me and my brother slept in the hall (or the living room). So to walk on the floor the next day, we had to roll the bed, arrange bed spreads on them neatly and cover it up with a bed sheet. That would become a three seater to sit on for the rest of the day.
This act of waking up at a particular time, making the bed as soon as we got up; set a rhythm for other tasks of the day. The day went smooth. We all knew the time we would take to get ready, we never shifted our times as there was a single bathroom and by 9a.m. all of us must be ready to step out! It set an order for the day.
Now, first of all, my husband doesn’t have the habit of folding the bedspreads!!! I get up and fold it and in about an hour he would have unfolded it and comfortably snuggled himself again! I keep telling my kids to make it a habit of folding the bed sheets after they get up! They do listen most of the times… but when they forget… the first thing they do is point fingers at their dad!! 😅😅😅
I’m yet to set that discipline in them of making their bed and not going back to get snuggled up in the rug often. Or, fold the bed sheets again when done! Sometimes I feel I’m being too pushy on them. My husband is very disciplined otherwise. He is very prompt with all his tasks. I’ve grown up with my parents and grandparents teaching me that it’s an important practise to make the bed in the morning and my husband feels it’s not so! I wonder now, is it really needed!!??? Is it my OCD again? 😅