I am not a late person. I am always on time or even early, which sometimes is annoying. I don't really like being the FIRST person everywhere I go, but I don't like being late even more. Last night when I went to go plug my phone in to the charger, I realized our charger was in my kids room. We have strange sleeping patterns around here. My Husband sometimes sleeps with me and sometimes sleeps in Colton's room. The Baby is the only one who sleeps where she is suppose to EVERY NIGHT! We have played musical beds in our house for as long as I can remember. Neither Colton or Bailey want to sleep in their rooms by themselves so sometimes Greg will sleep in Colton's room where two of them will sleep in the bed and one on the floor. CRAZY, I know. I stay up later than everyone else and the baby monitor is in our room which makes it hard for my Husband to sleep soundly throughout the night. He has to get up around 4:15am every Morning so sleeping in Colton's room really works out better for all of us. Last night, we were up late watching the never ending Ranger's game so he slept in our room...well for a little while. The minute one of the kids came in the room in the middle of the night, he was dragged back into their room. O.k. back to the original point......... Greg and I share a port for our chargers which means it's in the kids room because that is where Greg plugs his phone in at night. Not wanting to step on a kid on my way to get it last night, I just told my Husband to make sure that he woke me up before he left because my phone was dead. (I use my phone as an alarm clock) Actually I told him three times before we went to sleep to wake me up. I use to be a very light sleeper. If so much as a whisper was said, I was up. For the past few months, I hear NOTHING!!! My Husband showers, shaves, gets dressed etc...etc....and I never hear a word. I am still surprised when my alarm clock goes off in the morning because I am so use to already being up before it goes off because I use to hear my husband getting ready. This morning, my son crawls in bed with me and then I notice my daughter is on the other side of me. This wouldn't be happening if my Husband was home, so naturally I knew he was GONE and had not woke me up. I jump up and run to the kitchen praying that the clock on my microwave will say somewhere in the neighborhood of 6:15-6:30....Nope 7:08!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHH, When the kids ride the bus, they catch it at 6:40. When I take them to School, we leave here no later than 7:15. I need at least 10 minutes to tell my daughter to get out of bed 15 times and then I need another 10 minutes to get them dressed and hair done....and then I need another 10 minutes to make sure that they have breakfast in their bellies and a snack and a water bottle in their backpacks. This Schedule did not work for me this morning. Today was the No Tardy Party day where all of the kids who have not been tardy get to have a party. The thought of my kids not being able to attend this party KILLS ME!!!!! I HATE BEING LATE!!!! Not to mention at the end of the year, the kids that have not been tardy all year get a certificate in front of everyone at graduation. I don't know that I could handle my kids not getting that Certificate, because that means their PARENT didn't get them to School on time. Anxiety, Anxiety, Anxiety. So this is how my Morning went!
7:08 GET UP! GET UP! WE HAVE FIVE MINUTES TO GET TO SCHOOL!
7:10 BRUSH YOUR TEETH AND QUIT FIGHTING!!!!!!
7:12 I'M SORRY BABY, MOMMY WILL HAVE TO GET YOU OUT OF YOUR BED IN A FEW MINUTES.
7:14 STOP FIGHTING!!!! WE DON'T HAVE TIME FOR THAT! GET YOUR CLOTHES ON AND GET YOUR HAIR BRUSHED! WHERE ARE YOUR SHOES!!!!! WHY ARE WE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR YOUR SHOES!!!! PUT THEM IN YOUR ROOM WHERE THEY GO, SO WE WON'T ALWAYS BE LOOKING FOR YOUR SHOES AND BRUSH YOUR HAIR!!! COME ON!!!!!!!!!
7:20 WE'VE GOTTA GO, GET YOUR BACKPACKS, LET'S GO!!! I'LL FEED YOU FROM THE GAS STATION!!!!!!!!! GO GET IN THE TRUCK, I HAVE TO GO GET THE BABY and STOP FIGHTING!!!!!
7:22 On our way to the Gas Station, I realize my contacts have fallen out during the night and I can't see. GREAT!!!!!! Good thing I know where I'm going. I'LL TRY NOT TO HIT ANYBODY!
7:25 Stay in the Truck and keep the doors locked...I'll be right back.
7:26 I grab 2 Orange Juices, 2 Bottles of Water, 2 Nutrigrain bars, 1 Rock Star Energy Drink and 4 Tacos all in the matter of a minute. I go to get in line and apparently this is Prime Time for gas station shopping!
7:35 SORRY, the line in the gas station was 15 people long. Here's your orange juice and breakfast. Here's a snack too, Eat your breakfast and put your snack in your back pack.
ON OUR WAY TO SCHOOL....My daughter says, Mom my leggings have a hole in the Knee....ME, WHAT!!!!!! YOU COULD HAVE MENTIONED THAT AT HOME!!!!!! JUST BUNCH THEM UP SO NO ONE WILL NOTICE AND EAT YOUR BREAKFAST!!!!
7:44 I slide into the drop off lane an tell the kids to get out. GO STRAIGHT TO CLASS! NO DETOURS!!! HAVE A GREAT DAY! I LOVE YOU!!! Bailey realizes she's dropped her Orange Juice in the truck on her way out and Runs back to get it. HURRY! HURRY!!! LOVE YOU!!!!(I love you has to be the last thing I say before they get out EVERYDAY!)
DID I MENTION THE BELL RINGS AT 7:45. HOPE THEY MADE IT!
We get home and I go to get the Baby out of her car seat and realize that I haven't even really looked at her yet. I just grabbed her out of bed and put her in the car. She looks at me as to say, Is it my turn, and I still need my diaper changed. I take her out of her car seat and say GOOD MORNING!!!! She smiles and wraps her little arms around my neck and squeezes me as hard as she can!!!! I love you too Baby Girl! I stand there for a little bit and take in the moment. THESE ARE THE MOMENTS I LIVE FOR! I tell her, " Let's go eat our Gas Station tacos." It's a crazy job, but I LOVE BEING A MOM even though sometimes you wouldn't know it. HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE!!!!