“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!