By nature, I’m a planner. I’m a walking Franklin-Covey. I rely on the calendar to keep my life organized. I have a mini-meltdown when someone throws a wrench in my carefully crafted schedule.
Sure, I can be flexible with the best of ‘em. I have to be with my job. I’m an English teacher in an alternative education setting for kids in grades 6-12. It’s a new adventure every day. Nothing ever goes as planned.
When an athletic coach doesn’t give information until the last minute, it annoys me. It really shouldn’t be a secret what time athletes need to arrive before a cross country meet. Last-minute it is! Actually, this doesn’t merely annoy me. It flat-out ticks me off. I think it’s rude for the coach to not give parents as much warning as possible. Our Saturdays are held hostage because of middle school cross country.
Kids and THEIR plans. Mmmmhmm. Once my kids reached middle school age, they learned that they need to plan things in advance, or mom would say no… or levy tasks to repay her for messing with her schedule. Yeah. DS3 is still learning this. DD2 has mastered it. DD1 is a pro.
What are your thoughts on changing plans? Are you one of those go-with-the-flow people, or are you a scheduled and regimented person? How do you feel when people change plans last-minute?