Lets face it they don't come with manuals after all. We work to patterns we are taught, told and we learn as we go along. Muddle through, mess up, make our mistakes and learn from them, we find our own way and we form our own routines which work for us.
Our children do the same as they learn from us. I work best when I have a schedule, a rough one but a schedule none the less. I like to know what I'm doing and when I'm doing it, I always have. I don't like unplanned bumps in the road as it causes too much confusion.
My kids are the same. They are very like me, Emmy more so as she is older and understands more. She asks what we are doing in the morning or even before she goes to bed the night before.