Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Always running behind




I wake up every day to the exact same thing-My middle son Blake always wakes up at 7 every morning. In my opinion way to early. I feel anything before 8 is an abomination in my sight. He comes in and the first thing that he says is "mom I'm hungry." Then I say "Blake you are always hungry." So I put him off as long as I can, until he gets the clever idea that a sure fire way that I will get out of bed is if Brynlee is awake. So I hear Brynlee cry and hear the scurrying little feet run away. I say " Blake did you wake Brynlee up?" He giggles and says "Mom she was already awake." I finally get out of bed..... My oldest son Caden has school at 8:25, he and I have a hard time waking up so we get going at oh 8:07. I never have him do his reading the night before because I'm the hugest procrastinator on the planet. So while I'm dressing him I'm asking him "where is your book Caden, why haven't you read it yet." ( this is to divert the blame from me so I don't feel like such a crappy mom) So while he is asking me if he can have some great breakfast like eggs or french toast, I'm saying " Caden we don't have time, your late, you slept in, you need to read and brush your teeth." Then he says "mom, I'm hungry." So I say fine" (like it is such an inconvenience for him to eat) I grab the fastest thing that he can eat in the car. ( usually a granola bar or yogurt) Then I continue to say things like "Caden you move like a turtle" and "my grandma moves faster than you." Well then we finally get into the car, sometimes I have him read his book on the way to school if we are really late. We pull up with a screech then I tell him to give me a quick kiss, I tell him to run, maybe you can beat your teacher into your classroom and not get another tardy. ( they are sending me home notes now telling me my child is always late) Well that about sums up my crazy mornings of making my sweet children feel loved and cherished like there the most important thing to me. You know I just like to send them off to school with a little extra boost at the beginning of the day to really set there day off right! I know, I know, you want to nominate me for mother of the year. Well just wait cause this is just the first installment to my 3 part series of the wonderful mom that I am......

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is your big sis/interim mom talking.....you need to do things the night before...........

hehehehheheheheheheheheheh

jenny said...

I know when will I learn never probably.

Anonymous said...

B baby is so flipping cute!

Shannon said...

That is the funniest and most accurate account I have ever read! You are a fabulous mom none the less!

Ally said...

Jenny: I look forward to new posts on your blog! You make me laugh! I just love you so much! You are a great mom. Your morning sounds much like mine - except that my girls get out the door having gotten dressed, fixed their own hair, breakfast and sometimes lunches on their own! I'm still in bed either asleep or lounging with baby! Ahhhh.... motherhood! Allyson

Eric & Danielle said...

Oh Jenny, you make me laugh, and its probably because your morning sounds like mine sometimes. I think I rubbed off on Katie she is always running late and I am not the best example. And isn't funny that your kid figure out if the baby is up you have to get up, Tyler figured out that one early. I cant wait to read more of your blog, your a hoot.