This morning was slightly more chaotic than usual. My husband, who usually makes the kids lunches and drives them to school, is out of town. So, it’s all me. Yeah, I know, moms do this every day. But you see, we have a system in our house and the system works! So, I’m proud to say I was proactive and made the kids their lunches last night. Oh, and before I fell asleep I saw a friend’s post of her daughter harvesting kale. Kale, I thought. We have kale. I can make a healthy breakfast for my kids. (Another Brilliant Mom Idea.) And with that, I give you the following one-sided conversation which is essentially a summary of the two and half waking hours I spent with my three kids this morning.
It’s time to wake up!
Do you still want to work out with me?
Guys, this is mom’s time. If you’re just going to argue, go back to bed. (I work out every morning and they always want to “help” which typically means they sit on the couch under a blanket and watch me workout.)
Stop fighting over the blanket.
Put away your blanket.
Come on guys, let’s get dressed.
Seriously you guys, go get dressed.
Get off the couch.
It’s time to wake up! (See how we’ve circled back?)
Yes, its green stuff. It’s kale.
Kale won’t actually kill you.
Did you wash your hair?
Then why is your hair still dry?
No, you cannot wash your hair in the sink.
Yes, you have to wash your hair all the way to the front.
The shampoo doesn’t wash out by itself!
Stop hitting your brother.
Go to your room. You can come out when you behave yourself.
You can have the toy back when you can be kind to one another.
Where is your lunch?
Did you remember your lunch?
Is your lunch in your backpack?
Where is your coat?
Why don’t you have socks on?
I love you, have a great day!
No, you cannot bring your whoopee cushion to school.