Just a Typical Morning


On any given school day, this is pretty much how I sound.
Time to get up.
What do you want for breakfast?
Do you want ____?  (Reply: Well, …)
Yes or no?
(More suggestions follow)
Go get dressed.
(10 minutes later) Are you guys dressed?
(I go upstairs and see various stages of undress) Didn’t I ask you to get dressed?
Where did your clothes go?
You’ve got 5 minutes and then I come upstairs with the squirt bottle.
(Stella comes down completely dressed including accessories)
Where are your socks?
Brush your hair.
I don’t know where the brush is, it should be in the drawer in the bathroom.
Why are there still dishes on the table?
Brush your teeth.
Where are your socks?
You don’t brush your teeth in the living room.
Can you please go get the lunch bags?
Do you want a cheese stick?
It’s a yes or no question.
Did everyone brush their teeth?
Why not?
Where are your socks?
Put your socks on and get your shoes on!
Have you looked in the mirror?
Take a look and tell me if you need to do something.
Oh for the love of all that’s holy (and most likely some profanity) WHERE ARE YOUR SOCKS??
In the car, I’m leaving!
Anyone else out there have “trying” mornings?

7 thoughts on “Just a Typical Morning

  1. Umm YES! My son acts like a teenager every morning. 5 more minutes mom. Then, I am too tired to go to school. or you need to carry me……you are 6! Its going to be brutal when he is a teen- I can tell!

  2. Oh, we have them, except ours usually entails a child saying, "oh I need lunch money/paper signed/canned food/pencil pouch. Teens are easier, as they dress themselves and are worried about being late, but they still suffer from forgetfulness.

  3. I love it! You are so not alone, my friend. My son is great, but my daughter, that's another story. She gets dressed on time, but there are days when she forgets to pack her backpack, brush her teeth, put on socks, brush her hair, etc. I have to re-check that she has packed her lunch bag, water bottle, and an extra pair of shoes, etc. And she will get totally involved in something, leave it, and go to something else without cleaning up her mess. We call her the eraser. I totally sound like my mom every time I have to remind her to do this, do that." 🙂

  4. Ugh, you are not alone !! Juggling a baby all the while trying to get ready myself has been the craziest challenge. I'm generally leaving the house without socks of my own and peanut butter smeared on my blouse 🙂

  5. While I have two small kids, I still find myself repeating the same phrases over and over again. I often lose track of the days because sometimes they all seem the same! I can imagine it's all going to get more "trying" from here. 🙂

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