Thank God it’s not Monday. That’s a positive thing right? If this morning had occurred and it had been a Monday…..Lordy J…..
Second Eldest Female Spawn. You are my mini me in many ways. We have the same temper and overreaction tendencies.
For example this morning you decided as it’s a balmy 15 degrees Fahrenheit you would wear a short-sleeved polo shirt with capri legging and no socks.
Ummm. No. Go put pants on. And socks. And bring a sweat shirt along.
You come down in slightly longer leggings (I think they’re your older sister’s so they are still capri leggings but on you they’re nearly floor length), no socks and no sweatshirt.
You had 15 minute warning of time to leave for the bus stop.
You had a 5 minute warning of time to leave for the bus stop.
No. I’m not driving you to school.
No. I’m not driving you to the bus stop. It’s a balmy 15 degrees out. You may walk the one-third of a mile to the bus stop with the four others leaving our house.
You got called out for skipping socks as you were putting your boots on. “BUT MOOOOM! It’ll make me be later than everyone else getting ready if I have to go ALL the Way UPSTAIRS to get socks and a sweatshirt! I didn’t wear a sweatshirt yesterday! She wore leggings yesterday that were short. WHY MOMMMM?” you cried and howled at me.
You typically are the last one ready to leave even if you start first. Staying on task while getting out the door is hard. That is why I make you (all of you) lay out your gear first thing in the morning and why your homework goes into your backpack the night before once completed. I’m trying to help you.
So when you sit in your room yelling and crying about having to wear socks, don’t expect a lot of sympathy from me. Just don’t. I will quickly and quietly assist you in putting on the sock you’ve been struggling with through your ridiculous tears, I will grab a sweatshirt, put it on you and zip it up. After we get downstairs I will get your boots on your feet, your coat on your body, zip it up, put your hair back to put your hat on, slip on your gloves, and wipe your nose.
And your tears.
And hug you goodbye. And give you a kiss.
And an extra cuddle since you seem to need it this morning.
And why am I so mean? Because I love you.
EJ out – to send warm lovey thoughts towards that spawn – and all of them – today.
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