Thursday, March 14, 2013
I am down .3 lbs - Really? I think blowing my nose would affect that. Ah well. Today is a new week. A new beginning. 2 1/2 weeks until easter and we are going back to strict no sugar/junk for two weeks. I can do ANYTHING for two weeks!
On mornings like today I wonder how my mother survived raising 4 kids. I only have 3 and I often think I will not survive. My 3 1/2 year old is the most responsible one in the house in the mornings. He gets himself dressed better than my 10 year old daughter. My 7 1/2 year old daughter is the worst ...we call her the staller for a reason. Add into the mix the constant bicking and messing with each other that my girls do CONSTANTLY and its a recipe for disaster...and a recipe for being LATE. If I did not have a flexible work schedule I would of been FIRED months ago.
And to make matters worse I don't know how to fix it...or even make it better. I've thought of getting up at 4:30 instead of 5:00 but REALLY? Its not like we have to be out of the house by 6:30. We really just need to leave by 7:55 and our commute (thankfully) is minimal. They have over an hour to dress, fix hair, and eat. I have NO IDEA what they DO in the mornings. I take a shower, shave my legs, blow dry and curl all my hair, put on make up, drink 2 cups of coffee and have a protein bar in 45 minutes! Their brother gets dressed and eats in 15 min to a half hour depending on the breakfast. Well...what they are doing is spending most of their time bickering. Or ...the staller...well she will do just about anything except what she is supposed to be doing. First she stopped in front of the t.v. when she was supposed to be dressing (as her brother had it on b/c he is READY) then I prompted her to again get dressed and she makes it to her room and starts reading a book in her bean bag. WTH? All of this generally bothers me and makes me CRAZY before 8 a.m. most days of the week. The older I get the more I admire my mother and feel generally bad for alot of the stuff my sisters and brother and I put her through.