September 10, 2010



It's Friday. It's rainy. It's cold. It's windy.

It's perfect.

The start of a new school year has forced me into a new schedule and I am getting used to this new rhythm of our days.

Alarm sounds at 6:50.
Hit snooze.
Hear Little Man cry 1 minute later.
Turn off alarm clock and remember the days when hitting snooze actually meant something.
Wake up the Princess.
Keep trying to wake up the Princess.
Reminisce about how much she is like you.
Wish that she wasn't.
Hit the bathroom.
Get the stinky Little Man out of his crib.
Wonder why his diapers reek of ammonia lately.
Drag Princess out of her bed by the hair.
Put Princess's clothes on her body while she whines.
Resolve to take her to school in her pjs next week if this continues.
Reminisce about the days where we all stayed in bed until 9:00.
Wonder why I decided to try this public school thing again.
Remember how much I hated doing this with Miss Artsy.
Serve breakfast.
Poke Princess with a cattle prod to induce a faster rate of eating.
Wonder why this doesn't work.
Poke again.
Cry a little inside.
Leave the table before I do something I'll regret.
Like pull out my branding iron.
Realize I don't have one of those.
Wonder why not.
Get my own self ready.
Change the Little Man's stinky diaper.
Tell the Princess it's not time to go yet.
Turn on the TV.
Tell the Princess to get back upstairs.
Beg the clock to hurry up.
Ask Miss Artsy, for the hundredth time, what time it is.
Tell the Princess it's not time to go yet.
Give up and decide to leave early.
Load up the car with the little ones.
Tell Miss Artsy to get dressed and do a chore while I'm gone.
Drive to the school.
Walk the Princess to her classroom.
Glance at the clock.
Wonder why I thought we would be early but are really just right on time.
Resolve to synchronize our clocks to the school clocks when I get home.
Drive home.
Forget to mess with the clocks.
Collapse in the desk chair for my morning Facebook and blog time.

So there you go. My morning in a crazy list form. As annoyed as I sound (and really, I am annoyed while it's happening), I am actually kind of enjoying it now that I've gotten into the swing of things. I'm not a morning person and so I always know that the morning is not going to be my favorite time of day, but I just try to make the best of it. This particular morning I decided to pick up a Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks in an effort to bring myself a little joy.

I think it worked. :)

Have a lovely Friday!

Make each day count!


  1. Love your post! When you get your branding iron can I barrow it? heehee I'm happy to hear you are getting into the swing of things. I've been getting into our schedule too but it hasn't been easy. I feel like I never sit down anymore, and I have to force myself to not drink coffee in the afternoon. I'm hoping we get all the kinks worked out soon. School time means no TV and the younger ones are having a hard time with this, and working with them while the others work did not work at all! Oh well, we'll get though it. Have a great weekend :-D

  2. mornings here are my nemesis and plenty of kids to cattle prod. I feel like a zombie until I get to school and get some caffeine. Your latte looks delish if I liked coffee :)

  3. How much better would your morning have been if Starbucks had found its way to your front door right as you were getting up? Like a little Starbucks cup with legs and feet that cheerfully announced "Happy morning to ya!" as soon as you opened the door...

  4. LOVED this post! You truly captured the essence of the frustration of getting kids ready for the day.


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