I’m lucky- I have two favourite habits, one I can do every day, and one I can do on my days off, which I’m pleased to say means all this week.
The first is reading to my children every night. I’m not trying to be all yummy; those of you who know me will agree that this is pretty far down the list of adjectives to describe me. We started, well, restarted this habit in September, aged 12 and 9 my kids are both perfectly capable of reading by themselves and we’d grown out of story time.
Then 9 wanted me to help him read Harry Potter, Just too many words and pages for him to get into, of course 12 didn’t want to miss out on the action and now we are half way through the second book. The lovely thing about our book choice is that we should be sorted until they leave home.
There’s something very decadent about reading to someone who doesn’t need it, in Victorian England of course it would be usual to have father dear read from some uplifting and suitable tome as we looked on, boys playing chess, girls sewing etc.
My second habit is, for me, total luxury. Now, as I’ve said, the children are older, I don’t have to get up with them. In fact, on most mornings I wake up hours before they do, and when I get the chance I just love to lie in bed and read for an hour or so ( with the cuppa my wonderful H brings me) before getting up. Before I come across as totally slovenly (higher up in the adjectives list I agree,) I'd like to point out that I usually wake up about 6.30, 7 is a lovely lay-in. This is a lovely time of day, not too tired to concentrate, the house not yet awake, even the sound of the odd car going past just signals some poor so off to work, while I wallow and sip and dream.
So what's your favourite habit? And if you haven't got one, why not?