Seems the mornings sort of rush by in a swirl of business. UP. Shower. Dress. Breakfast. Clean up. Laundry. Diaper Changes.Baby bathed. Baby Fed. Baby down for nap. Learning Time. Snack. Switch Laundry. Clean up Spills etc. Start Lunch. Eat Lunch. Clean up Lunch. Outdoor Time. Stories. Diapers on. Clothes freshened for naps. Naptime. WHEW!
And of course, it all looks so neat and tidy when it's typed out. But really, it feels like one drama after another. One winding turn upon turn. Til I'm left feeling nearly dizzy from the spinning. Mornings tire me out. They really do. I am always so thankful when 2:00 p.m. comes and it's time to lay my little ones down for their afternoon naps. If I'm real lucky, Rebecca sleeps then too and I have about an hour or maybe even two of silence. But that's a good day. That's a rare day. Most days I have someone up and in need at all hours of the day. My grandmother came over to visit the other day and asked me if I ever got a break. "A break?" I responded. "What's that?!"
I'm sure that most of you can relate to this feeling! This busy morning syndrome. I'd really like my mornings to run more smoothly. More streamlined. I'd like to have time to breathe in between! I'd like to get up in the morning before my children do. That is one hard feat to conquer. Nathan is more often than not, up before dawn. Ready to go. Ready to eat. Ready to do. Hannah is typically a bit later, but not too much. Rebecca. Well, she's usually up at 5:30 to eat and then she sort of sleeps lightly until the others come in and wake her up for good as well. Some mornings I'm simply exhausted from lack of sleep. I want to figure out HOW to get up before my kids. HOW to get that alone time start to my morning. I'd love to be showered, dressed, have my day planned out and a little devotional reading in BEFORE I see my kids. Wouldn't that be nice? Does this sort of thing only happen in a Utopian world? *smile*
We shall see.... In the meantime. Are there any mothers out there who have/had this struggle? If so, do you have solutions/tips/strategies for dealing with it? Shout it out by leaving me a comment! I'd love to hear!
Happy Monday all!