9.23.2008

Now, how do I do this again?

I had the rare opportunity to get my kids ready and off to school. It's so rare, in fact, that I can't even recall the last time I sent my kids off to school. Emily's in 3rd and Abby 1st... and I'm thinking it might have been back when Emily was in preschool.
That's a long time.
I've been working so much lately, covering open shifts and day trading with coworkers, that I found myself with three days off during the week. I got up "early" (0630) and started the process of getting the girls out the door.
It was tough.
Where are their clothes at--were they laid out? Are their books packed? Emily's homework in the proper folder? Abby's breakfast eaten? Lunch made? Hair brushed? Barrettes in? Teeth brushed? Faces washed? Shoes on? The bus is here?! Kisses! Hugs! Out the door!
*whew* I was ready for a nap.
In the back of my mind I know that you are laughing at me. Most mother's do this flawlessly each and every day.
I'm so out of practice. Will someone be coming to take my brownie badge away from me? I promise to try harder tomorrow morning! I just have to remember to set my alarm.

12 comments:

White Hot Magik said...

That is a hard job even when you do it everyday.

t i m said...

No laughing here, just giggling. :)

Anonymous said...

WOW!IF ONE DAY I'LL BE A MUM WILL I MUST WAKE UP SO EARLY?!?!WOW!OK ..I THINK THAT I CAN HOLD ... :)

MY ALARM IS SETTING AT 07.50am , I OPEN MY EYES AT 07.58am AND I WAKE UP AT 08.05..THEN I DO A "FAST" BREAK"FAST" WITH MILK+COFFEE,SOME BISCUITS ,AND AFTER MY PERSONAL CLEAN,AND BE DRESSED , I "JUMP" INTO MY CAR AT 8.30am..THEN I EAT A BANANA IN THE TRAFFIC HOPING IN A FANTASTIC DAY!! ;P

WELL,IT'S MUCH BETTER SATISFACTION BE A MUM WITH THE SMILE AND THE KISS OF UR CHILD BEFORE U CLOSE THE DOOR:WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNING!

BYE DEAR!

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Mrs. F said...

I do it every day and I ALWAYS forget stuff. Something.
Better luck tomorrow!

Bird said...

I am sure there are mothers who do it flawlessly, but I'm equally sure that there are mothers who slap it together every day. I taugh school and I've seen it all!!!

LceeL said...

You did marvelously. I wonder at Moms that do this everyday. They are amazing. SAHMs go from the time they get up in the morning until they go to bed at night - and even then, they are sometimes asked to continue in their 'duties' - above and beyond the call, if you ask me.

On the other hand, husbands like me have to get to be old, fat and ugly before we really realize the value of the women we live with - who's lives we really don't understand.

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Malathionman said...

6:30 would be sleeping in for me. The mornings that I'm home for the kids (every other Monday) is a snap. I think the kids hate it when I get them off to school I'm too awake and ready to go. Once they are off, it's free time for me!

abritdifferent said...

Makes you wonder if you need that much time off during the week, eh? Well done!

Anonymous said...

hallo mother elizabeth,goodmorning wife elizabeth, have a nice day dear friend elizabeth..are u busy again?! a big hugs and take relax if u can!

ciao dolcezza=bye honey!

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Beth said...

I used to have to get up before 6:00 a.m. and be sure we were all ready to leave. At that time I taught in a private school and drove a bus run to pay for my children's tuition. I also baby-sat a few of the students from the school. Their parents dropped them off at my house to watch for a half hour before we left on the bus run and up to a few hours after the run. Talk about having to be organized!
It is amazing what we can do when we have to.

Dr. Cason said...

It does take practice huh? It's better when it gets to be a routine. You're just a little rusty. :)