It is about 3 weeks before that glorious day in a child’s life. It is 3 weeks before Christmas vacation. To be exact it is 14 school days and 17 sleeps before the end of term.
So of course, it is harder to get up in the morning, harder to get to bed, and homework rarely gets completed at night. So the evening are maniac with late baths, homework crunches, violin lessons, and calls to grandmother only to hop in bed at 10 pm which is 2 hours past a little person bedtime.
So the next morning everyone is tired including mommy but the alarm does not care, it has a job to do and it does it well.
5:00 am – mommy up to check to see if school uniform have dried.
5:15 am – The tea pot is not working and the I pad is not charged.
5:35 am – Time to look at this week’s homework and there is no school bag anywhere
5:36 am – Mommy is freaking out
5:57 am – Check car, the book bag is still in the car
6:07 am – “Why didn’t I buy a teapot that you can heat on the stove?” I NEED CAFFEINE
6:17 am - IPAD has a little charge, time to enter spelling words for the week.
7:03 am – School kit packed
7:12 am – checking email, looked at time “OH!!!!!” Child should have been up 20 minutes ago
7:14 am - “Good Morning, time to get up. We are late”
7:19 am - “Good Morning time to get up.”
7:24 am – “Get out the bed NOW!”
7:45 am - Breakfast and reading
8:06 am – Teeth brush
8:18 am - Coat is too small but fit last week and we are late for school.
8:43 am - Arrive at school 13 minutes after the start of class.
Finally child is at school and off to the city I go to buy another $70.00 coat that hangs on the peg at school most of the time. I walk to the Starbucks only to find that it is closed due to a computer issue. So 4 hours into my day, I have not had tea or coffee.
I head down the street a bit to find the beautiful smell of a Costa Coffee. I walk in and order a large Cappuccino and now all is right with the world. I don’t mind so much that I needed to do laundry, drive like a mad person to get to school, drop a $100.00 on school uniforms, and still have to go home and clean.
If you are having a Maniac Monday with laundry, homework, messy house, and unplanned shopping trips, leave the comment “Just Another Maniac Monday and tell us what made your morning Maniac.
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