Struggling this morning – even me getting up first thing in the morning, and getting a heap done before the kids were up didn’t really seem to make a difference.
“Have you cleaned your teeth?”
“Brush your hair”
“Pack your lunchbox”
“Is your drink bottle full?”
“Have you got your PE gear?”
“Check the list off the fridge please!!!!!!!!!!!!”
A 3 day weekend can be a problem in the fitting back in to routine. We had a wonderful weekend, doing wonderfully summery activities, and enjoying the lake, enjoying the sun, exercising and getting some jobs done. Fantastic.
The only problem being that the getting ready for school this morning is a little fraught!
One of my children is extremely Judging and loves having a plan, and being organised. Obviously the freedom and spontaneity of the weekend is causing him to grip really tightly to his plans this morning, as we accidentally tried to get him to make a decision around his lunch for the day when he wasn’t up to that part on his morning list!
Knowing that he is this way, can only make me smile in frustration (I am a little similar) and yet it still doesn’t mean he can scream and yell his way through the rest of the morning.
With another child of mine, requiring a lot more checking to make sure that everything was in his bag. In fact 3 times asking the same question and getting 3 different responses before I actually got what needed to happen to happen!
One child has just made themselves VERY scarce, and as of right now, I have NO IDEA whereabouts they are in the ‘getting-ready-for-school’ cycle. And another I can hear playing happily by themselves, talking to themselves, believing that they are ready but probably requiring some extra supervision.
On a positive, I am breakfasted, showered, dressed, exercised, have written a chapter of my new book about ‘Judgment’ and am getting my blog post done. I started at 5.30am and by 9am I’ll probably be ready to head back to bed!
Enjoy your week – even when the morning starts in a frenzy it doesn’t mean that your life is completely out of control, only that there are moments of craziness – and you shouldn’t worry about them, we all go through these moments.