Wednesday, December 4, 2013

december 4

Morning Ritual

5:15 am - alarm goes off, hit snooze.
5:24 am - alarm goes off again and think about pulling my butt out of bed.
5:30 - put my feet to the floor and step on either the cat or the dog, whomever claimed the dog bed...because God forbid they sleep downstairs.
5:30-5:40 - feed the dog and two cats and wait patiently for the coffee to finish.
5:40 -6:00 - Check all the important things on the iPad: email, Twitter, FB, Instagram, Pinterest.
6:05 - Start the process of waking up the 16 year takes a whole hour for this one to get going.
6:15 Back into the 16 year old's room.
6:20 - He finally rolls out of bed.
6:20 - 6:45 - Yelling at said 16 year old every five minutes to either get in the shower, finish in the shower or get out of the bathroom! (I don't even want to know what he's doing in there for that long!)
6:45 - the 14 year old is still sleeping because this kid can mobilize within ten minutes.
6:50 -I'm making lunches and swearing by now because 16 year old isn't downstairs yet and he needs to leave by 7:10 to get to school early for math review (or substitute any other subject.)
6:55 -16 year old saunters downstairs and proceeds to pet the animals (really?!), like he has all the time in the world.
7:00 - 14 year old gets up and hits the shower. 16 year old begins to eat.
7:05 - 14 year old is out of the shower. 16 year old is still eating.
7:10 - 14 year old is downstairs and ready to go with breakfast in hand. 16 year old is upstairs brushing teeth and God knows what else.
7:11 -The 14 year old starts the car and scrapes the snow off.
7:15 - The 16 year old finally is in the car and they drive off...late again.
7:16 - I sit and drink my coffee and think only four more years of this.
and smile.