Special shout-out to Kids Choice Pediatrics for Beckett’s favorite T-shirt…we seriously have to wash it every day!
We are getting back into the swing of things after holiday break and a subsequent snow day. This morning was our first morning back at it, and since David commutes an hour to work, he has to leave before the sun comes up these days, which leaves me to single handedly juggle the school morning hustle. I’m really good at juggling things. Ha. Snort.
I have a confession to make. I’m horrible at mornings. It’s one of my biggest challenges in motherhood.
This morning I managed to get up before the kids…major feat! Usually they’re hitting me up with their breakfast requests before I’m fully conscious. Judging by the looks on my kids’ faces, they were a little confused by this development too…ha!
I am on a major mission to change some bad habits in my life. I no longer want to be the Mom who screeches into the drop-off line on two wheels because she overslept-AGAIN-and drops her kids off at school bleary eyed, with dry shampoo and an oversized hoodie to hide the fact she’s not wearing a bra. (Yerp! Thorry) I totally get that some mornings crap just happens, but this crap has been happening too much lately and the common denominator is yours truly.
I want to be more intentional. Eventually i want to get to a place where I can get up and have quiet time with my Bible, but for starters, I just want to offer my kids more than a frenzied pop tart while driving down the road. NOW, don’t be mistaken, there WILL be many mornings where I will be slinging pop tarts and juice boxes as we walk out the door. Believe you me. But I have a goal and I’m going to try my very best to meet it and give myself the grace I deserve when I need it. I am so sick to death of beating myself up and comparing myself. So as long as I know I’m committed and trying my absolute best, I will be at peace.
Seeing these bewildered faces with their epic morning hair, watching me actually get ready for school drop off…this is my inspiration to pull from my reserves on the mornings I want to hit that snooze button. I feel like I need to frame this and set it on my nightstand as a reminder.
I read somewhere that in order to be successful, you should do three things: Go to bed early, wake up early, and make your bed. The whole going to bed early? That’s not my jam. There’s where my struggle lies!
So think of me, please feel free to give me advice and hold me accountable, I will take it all.
And if you’re like me and you struggle in this area, and you’re downright embarrassed at your disheveledness (is that even a word? It is now) don’t forget to be kind to yourself, because your self deserves the same kindness you’d give your best friend. Instead of berating yourself (guilty) and comparing yourself to other moms (Mmm…say what?) say something nice to yourself about one of your strengths and resolve to do better tomorrow.
At least that’s my game plan. Wish me luck!