Maybe I should explain this a little better. I don't mind change that comes at me weeks, days or even hours in advance. What I cannot stand is change that is thrown at me at the last minute. I know there are other people like me in this area. But, somehow, I seem to be the most affected in my circle of friends/family.
I don't even like small things changing at the last minute. It could be what we are having for lunch, the plans for the day or even a last minute decision for my kid to play at someone else's house. It all makes me batty.
My brain really needs a good 30 minutes to process the change and then develop a new plan of action. I have never been a fly by the seat of my pants kind of person. That became even more evident when we had kids. Once I had 4 kids in 5 years, I didn't know how to survive without a schedule. I can be a LOT more flexible now that they are older, but I still just want to know what the PLAN is!
There are a couple times that this schedule nazi side of me can fade away. It usually involves being away from home and having no children. If I only have to worry about myself and my husband, plans to seem to be much easier to adjust. I think this is probably one of the biggest things Cory is looking forward to on our cruise in a couple weeks. There is not a scheduled bone in his body and I think he is going to love having a wife that will just relax and chill for 5 whole days!!
Now, if we can just get all these hurricanes out of the way before we head to the Bahamas, that would be great.