In case you’re curious – here’s what our mornings look like.
6:00 – 6:18 I fight with the snooze button
6:35 – I’m out of the shower and trying on a brightly colored blouse to wear to work
6:37 – I change my mind and put on a black shirt
6:39 – No that black shirt isn’t right. I’ll switch it up with another black shirt.
6:41 – Should I wear a sparkly necklace? YES! I’ll go for it.
6:45 – 7:30 – Nomi wakes up normally around 7. On a good morning I can watch like 15 minutes of the news/weather before she’s up. On a bad morning I’m watching Barney while I try and get us both dressed at the same time. The next 45 minutes are an ever changing balancing act of changing, dressing, feeding, cleaning a toddler. I cannot lie – I use Sesame Street to help here. I’m not above bribing this kid with Elmo.
7:30 – 7:43 – Making sure I have everything I need for the day, making sure Nomi has everything she needs for the day, dealing with the inevitable wrench in our smooth morning plans. Common “wrenches” include: Nomi gets cereal/oatmeal/eggs in her hair, Nomi takes off her shoes and socks multiple times, I lose my keys/phone/something important that I can’t leave without, I notice I have cereal/oatmeal/eggs on my shirt somewhere and have to decide if it’s bad enough to warrant changing into another black top.
7:43 – 7:45 Nomi grabs my sparkly necklace and screams when I tell her she can’t wear it or chew it or break it or put it on her dolls.
7:45 – 7:55 Tell Nomi she cannot bring dollhouse/toy drum/Daddy’s iPad/bubble lawnmower to school, turn off Elmo, move towards the door.
7:55 – 8:00 Get into car and head off to school then train station.
WHEW we made it out the door another day.