Too me, i think a routine is quite important in a child's life. It can be quite boring for the parent if they are a stay at home parent - but it's worth it.
My daily routine for my kids is -
Wake up - 7am - 8am
Breakfast - 8am - 9am
Take Mia too Dinner Club - 11am
Cook Dinner for me & Elliw - 12pm - 1pm
Elliw's nap - 1pm - 2.30pm
Elliw's little snack - 2.30pm - 2.50pm
Pick Mia up from school - 3pm
Little snack and drink for Mia (Fruit for elliw) - 3.30pm
Cook tea for the girls - 5pm - 5.30pm
Cuddle up time & watch TV - 5.30 - 5.45
Bath time - 6pm
Bed time - 6.30 - 7pm
Mine & Iwans Tea - 7pm - 8pm
And i try and get the cleaning done in between. It can get quite boring and frustrating doing the same thing on a daily basis - but at the end of the day i know i can relax (most evenings) unless the girls decide they don't want to go to sleep - ha ha.
I do think Children need a routine in their life for their sake and for yours too. So you can have your break in the evenings or when the child is having a nap if they still do!
Aswell i think having a routine is great because if you fancy a night off once in a while, or maybe just a couple of hours off, you feel confident going out and leaving the kids in somebody else's care whilst you let your hair down.
Do you have a routine for your children?