Parenting

My Crazy Weekday Mornings

Today, I thought to share my weekdays’ morning routine, and I would love to know about yours as well, so do not forget to post me your routine in the comments section. In this blog, I will write only about weekdays’ mornings as weekends are a different story and will post about that later sometime.

Do you know what do I miss the most about my before marriage mornings? Tension-free, good night sleep. Seriously, there was no tension to set up an alarm and wake up every two hours if its time or not. I knew mom will never let me miss my assembly, first lecture, and the morning meeting.

Let’s get back to the PRESENT. I set my alarm for 6:30 am and guess what here I am up at 1:00 am then at 2:30 am, 3:00 am, 4:30 am, 5:30 am and by the time it’s 6:15 I give up on trying to ignore the alarm clock and sleep tight. I leave the bed, switch the alarm off, why bother it to “ring” when I am up already. Sometimes I feel, my alarm clock gets more sleep than me.

Anyhow, now that I am up, I freshen up and head straight towards the kitchen. I start off with preparing breakfast and lunch for my daughter as she is a school going. When I look at the three of them (husband and two kids) enjoying a deep slumber party, I get jealous 🙁 and ask myself, “Why not ME?”

So, breakfast check, lunch check. Now is the time of cleamesathon. Well, the dictionary does not have this vocabulary because to date no one can feel the pain of moms who clean that mess every morning which they cleared (books, colors, toys, lego, cushions) before going to bed the previous night. For me, its a marathon thing as I have to put the stuff back to where they belong before my maid arrives. (She wants everything cleared from her way before she starts her job, i.e the cleaning EXCLUSIVELY)

Once I am done with the above errands, I wake my daughter up and SURPRISE! the little guy, my son is already up to add more thrill and adventure to my morning. I feed them both breakfast, get my daughter ready for school, pack her bag and wait, you know I still draw all the margins on her notebooks because she does not like to waste her time on this “extra task”. Yes, I do the extra work. I drop my daughter to school, get back, wake my husband up. Serve him breakfast and by the time he leaves for office I am already tired, I get straight to the couch to relax BUT my munchkin jumps in my lap with the never-ending list of to-dos; milk chocolate, blippi on tv, play with cars, coloring together and a lot more.

Believe me, to do the above chores is way crazy than writing them down. It took a few minutes to draft the blog but takes laborious 1 to 2 hours every morning to actually perform them. Though my mornings are hectic and grinding I love every bit which becomes a beautiful memory later on.

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