My Back to School Morning . . .
7:00 Wake up and drag myself out of bed.
7:05 Realize that hubby is actually humming to himself as he finishes shaving.
7:06 Discover, once again, that hubby is a morning person, and clearly I am not.
7:07 Realize that I hate hubby, but only when he is in morning person mode.
7:10 Wake Ab. Ignore the fact that she has slept on top of her covers the entire night so that she does not have to make her bed in the morning.
7:11 Congratulate self for raising such a creative thinker!
7:15 Do a dance with hubby at the coffee maker as we both try to fix ourselves a cup of coffee.
7:16 Be nice, despite my Oscar the Grouch morning attitude and actually let hubby go first with his coffee cup, because he has to go to work.
7:20 Kiss hubs bye.
7:21 Return to coffee maker for my much needed jolt of caffeine only to discover that hubs took the last cup.
7:22 Curse. Loudly. Possibly threaten death and destruction.
7:25 Start a new pot of coffee, help Ab with her breakfast, and generally operate on autopilot.
7:30-8:00 Get showered, dressed, and ready for the day. May or may not have dozed in the shower.
8:01 Wake up E. Realize that he too is not a morning person when he throws a pillow at me as I exit his room.
8:02 Check to make sure Ab is ready to go with lunch, bag, etc.
8:03 Check to make sure that I am ready to go with purse, keys, kids, etc.
8:04 Discover car keys are MIA.
8:05 Look for keys on kitchen counter, on fireplace mantle, and in my pants pocket from yesterday.
8:06 Where are my $%**!@# keys??
8:07 Panic sets in. WHERE ARE MY $%**@# KEYS???????
8:08 Call hubs at work. Accuse him of stealing my keys. May or may not have used a choice word or two.
8:09 Instruct Ab and E to help with the search. Search includes the refrigerator, under the couch, in the Little People toy container and other useful lost-key areas.
8:10 Decide that my keys are hopelessly lost and that we will have to (gulp!) walk to school.
8:11 Curse. Loudly.
8:12 Remember that I have not woken up El and curse, again. Loudly.
8:13 Hope that my children have not heard my potty mouth as they wait for me outside on the sidewalk.
8:14 Wake a peacefully sleeping El and deposit her, in her PJ's, in the stroller.
8:15-8:45 Walk to school. Drop off Ab. Walk back home.
8:47 Pour my first cup of coffee. Sweat some more.
8:50 Swallow down my first half cup of coffee, and as the caffeine kicks in, instantly remember where my keys are.
8:51 Bless caffeine and all of its wondrous ways.
8:52 Curse hubs again for taking the last cup of joe.
And how was your morning????