Morning Chaos

I have toyed many, many times with going back to work. I love being a SAHM, but I really am starting to miss work. Since Alex was born, I have worked several odd part time contract jobs doing survey analysis, freelance writing, freelance PR and newsletter editing. But I am on the cusp of needing to go back to a real job. Perhaps not one that entails an office. Because after this morning's chaos, I realized WHY I don't work full time outside the home.

Kids got up at 7 a.m. and woke me up. This is not normal. Anna is usually up at 6:30 at the latest. But for some beautiful reason she let me sleep in. Thank you God! I go downstairs make the coffee, get breakfast on the table. (Kids have camp this morning so we have to leave at 8 a.m.) This morning I had make "real" breakfast because my kids didn't eat the dinner I made for them last night and I have a strict "you eat what I make policy." So I quick made instant oatmeal and scrambled a few eggs. (Also note: this is not the norm!) They eat, I guzzle down coffee and quick check a few emails. Look at time and notice it's 7:30 and we have to leave in half an hour. Argue about what food they have to eat and what they can wear, as it's creek day at camp. (Translation: Get really dirty so you can't wear your new dress.)

Herd everyone upstairs to get dressed and brush teeth. It's 7:45. Notice I haven't done a thing for me yet. I throw on running clothes because we're walking to camp. I know, I know. It's only half a mile and it's a beautiful morning. After everyone is dressed with teeth brushed it's 7:55. Get the bags ready and water filled up and bug spray on the kids and we're out the door.

How on God's earth do people do this every morning AND get themselves ready for an office job????


Kate said...

We have to be out the door by 7:15 every morning. I don't know what I'm going to do when the kids are in real school and not daycare (which opens at 7:30 a.m.)

I eventually had to give up on freshly washed and blown dry hair every day. And make up is minimal. I just pretend that this is my preferred on the go style. For instance I really HAD to wash my hair this morning - but no time for anything more - so I'm rocking a half wavy/frizzy look. I'm calling it "loose and romantic." Whatever.

Tech Savvy Mama said...

Hah! What a good question and as I go back to work next week (part time but I still have to be at school at 8 am), I am wondering the same thing! Will keep you posted and will let you know if I am certifiably insane for going back to work!

OMG OMG: said...

oho, the boy and the girl is so cute~ I love their smiles.`