Motherhood Musings: mornings with 3

February 05, 2016


Many moms know how tough mornings can be.  My two older children were
never the up at 6am kids.  They are more night owls, sleep later
kind of kids.  So, getting up for school has been a struggle since my
older daughter started pre-kindergarten.  We were always rushing.  No
amount of prior planning the night before seemed to help us.  There
were last minute outfit changes, a misplaced shoe.  A weather change
that required a heavier coat or an umbrella.  But, we plugged away and
usually slid in just on time.

This year, it will be easier, at least that is what I told myself.
Two kids.  One school.  Much easier.  Throw in a newborn, and I am
pretty impressed with myself.  I am waking up earlier than I want to,
but, we have even been early a few times (gasp!)

While I am super proud of myself and the big kids for getting our act
together, I long for the days when me and my two littles hung around -
my daughter playing while I fed my son.  No rush.  I could adhere to a
nap schedule because we literally didn't have to leave the house.  But
now, my sweet babe gets strapped to my chest and out the door we go.
Sometimes she falls asleep while I do last minute prepping with the
big kids, and I carefully lift her, praying she will stay asleep while
I transfer her to my chest.  I am thinking I have a 50/50 success rate
at doing this.  And with parenting, I'm pretty satisfied with that
rate. Ha!  The days I disturb her I wish we could just all stay home
and read books and play with toys.  The days she stays asleep, I pat myself on the back for efficient parenting and managing three children. And, while I wish I could lay around all day with a newborn, with three one has too tightened the routine. So off we go and a few bumps along the way won't slow me down.

 Post By: Erica Young

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