What my mornings look like – School running

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“What do your mornings look like?”

This is Mine……

5.30/6am Alarm bleeps, drag self out of bed and in to running clobber – RUN

7am back home – follow automatic bodily response and reach for not water but the coffee machine, which I load with as much Monsoon Malabar (strong coffee) as it will take. Press MAKE

7.15am Wake up the little people and my husband – luring him with the (Strong) smell of Monsoon Malabar

7.30am Fill veins with freshly made Monsoon Malabar and stir porridge for the little people – (who want cereal instead) – look for cereal – no cereal – make toast  – drink more coffee.

7.45am Make ‘pack-up’s’ – argue about ‘pack ups’ – the little people want strawberries not apples – we don’t have strawberries (its March – we have Apples) – Make more toast for the husband -drink more coffee.

7.50am Convince the little un’s to get dressed – clean teeth (or suck the end of a tooth brush) argue about school uniforms – wrong socks/tights/jumpers.

8.00am Wave off husband – then run a bath for myself – ask children AGAIN to put on shoes and original jumpers ‘back-on’ – argue some more about school Uniforms.

8.20am Finally get in the bath – rush – get out – panic dress (tempted to put back on running clobber)

8.30am Come down stairs to find a Guinea pig watching The Garfield show and that the children are playing football in the garden shoe-less and jumper-less – (lose the will) – drink more – coffee.

8.35am leave house – with scooters.

8.37am Return back to the house for forgotten lunchboxes.

8.39am Child melt down due to scooter and The Apple in lunch box.

8.40am Both children develop snail-itis ( a syndrome that effects a child’s ability to move any faster than snails pace – particularly on the way to school)

8.43am Second melt down due to a forgotten swimming bag and The Apple in the lunch box.

8.45am – We can hear the School bell – One child instantaneously develops a ‘tummy ache’ (OR instead of school ‘I would rather go back home and watch The Garfield show’ ache)

8.46am – Wave off the children – breath a sigh of achievement and *high five* other parents who (you can tell) have had varying – but similar mornings to mine…..

8.50am back home MAKE MORE coffee!

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5 thoughts on “What my mornings look like – School running

  1. We’ve recently moved house and it’s a bit further away from the school which means we have to leave earlier than before. Who knew losing just 10 minutes would have such an effect on the morning. I really need to take steps to get them more organised because none of us like me getting so stressed, so early in the morning!

  2. franglaisemummy

    I love hearing other people’s daily routines, and hats off to you for managing a run in the morning, there is not much that will motivate me to do that I have to say! I am also very lucky in that we live about 10 metres from the school gates, but embarrassingly we are often the last there….

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