the morning crazies

8 Feb

I started writing this post in my head on the way home from the school/childcare run this morning – breathing deeply, exhaling and thinking to myself- my mornings are crazy. I had little whiff of the crazies when I started my juggling apprenticeship- when I went back to work after my first child was born. But really, that wasnt so bad now that I look back on it. Things started to get more crazy when he started kindy and I HAD to be somewhere by 9.15 with second child in tow and inevitably got given the “look” by the kindy teacher when arriving late.

But the morning crazies kicked in full throttle when Mr 5 started school. Now mornings are at a whole new level of crazy. Does this sound familiar? The morning starts with a meltdown over the chosen toast spread, any number of cat fights break out between siblings “because she touched me”, the tv is on when it shouldn’t be, sandwiches are made between a very hasty breakfast (half of which is stolen by Miss 2) and a cold cup of tea. Mr 5 is infinitely distracted and has to constantly  be reminded of what needs to be done (“but it’s not fair mum”)….!

Finally make it into the car, with two children variously outfitted in correct clothes, lunchboxes, homework, show and tell (oops not forgot that, have to go back and get it), handbag, and list of jobs to do.

It takes me a while to “come down” after the morning crazies, often aided by a latte and a cuddle with Miss 2 who will still deliver kisses on command.

Do the morning crazies rule your house too??? (please say yes!) or are you one of the (very rare) serene mothers who glide through the morning without a care? If so please tell me your secret! Then perhaps one day I will master the crazies and also be a serene queen!



4 Responses to “the morning crazies”

  1. Suze February 9, 2012 at 11:46 am #

    I experience the morning crazies on a grand scale but I also have trouble with arsenic hour each night by the end of which I am considering running away to join the circus.

  2. Kate February 8, 2012 at 9:50 pm #

    The part that you didn’t include Vic was …good friend also calls as she is bored stuck in traffic so decides to call at morning crazy time to see how you are doing!! You take multi-tasking to a whole new level – Not only were you getting maser 5 and miss 2 ready, you were making coffee for the builders as well as talking to me xx

    • littleblossomquilts February 9, 2012 at 12:00 pm #

      hmmm yes that was a particularly crazy morning! Must have sounded mad from your end, at least you can relate 🙂

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