January 04, 2005


Not as in place or site, as in body, as in this morning, between 6:40 and 7:40 I

1.Woke the Artist
2. Dressed
3. Cleaned the downstairs toilet and sink.
4. Switched the door on the downstairs sink cabinet
5. Cleaned toilet, tub and sink upstairs.
6. Stripped the sheets of the Monkey's bed.
7. Took down the laundry from upstairs, started another load, put the load from last night in the dryer
8. Walked the dog.
9. Helped get the Artist out the door.

All before my morning cup of burn-a-hole-in-your-stomach brew.

My dh
1. Woke
2. Woke the Monkey
3. Got her dressed.
4. Got her breakfast.

And I'm not a morning person.

This drives me nuts! My family dwadles terribly; from husband to the kids. I get up and move, they get up and move from one spot to the other, finally making it to where they have to go. I get tensed, I feel a scream in the back of my throat, and every morning there me pushing and nagging the Artist out the door; t she hurry up, come on, you are going to be late! I'm the shrew of the morning and I hate this job.

There must be some way to get the crew moving in the morning outside of dynamite, but I havent' found it yet. but quite frankly I hate this job. I don't want to spend my mornings nagging; I don't mind doing the laundry or the bathrooms, but I do mind having to make sure everyone else is doing what they should be doing. Or is this just, inevitably a mommies job? Something that comes with the territory, like finding lost mittens, holding the wrappings to candy bars, and wiping noses?

How many of you moms out there are the movers in your house? How many dads? What have you found helpful in getting everyone up and out of there in the morning? Or, are you like me, having to push everyone out the door?

Posted by Rachel Ann at January 4, 2005 06:16 AM

One of the best things you can do is stop rushing them. Let them be late a couple of times. If you are taking the entire burden on yourself they will continue to lay back and let you do so. After a couple of times coming into school or work late the embarrassment factor will have them moving at speed all by themselves.

Posted by: Jim at January 4, 2005 01:35 PM
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