Tale of the Lost Hat…
It was Dr. Seuss week at school this week. Every day was a special dress up theme like “wacky tacky” day or “crazy hat” day. Maybe your child has done some fun Dr. Seuss activities this week too? As we were getting dressed this morning and I was running late as usual, the youngest child could not find her “crazy hat”. We looked everywhere, under the bed, in the closet, in the drawers, but could not find her hat. She was very disappointed.
I needed to finish getting ready so I hurried to continue my morning routine. Then I felt bad for her, mom guilt. I knew she would be disappointed without her hat. So, I decided to look for her hat again. Every second I looked for the hat was making me later. After a few minutes, I found the hat. It was in the laundry hamper mixed in with some other clothes. Her smile when I found the hat was priceless.
Do you ever have these moments in the morning? One of your children forgets to tell you about a last minute project or someone cannot find their shoe, belt or history book. It’s always an emergency and always remembered at the last minute. I find these mornings frustrating. It’s hard not to yell, after all, they should have packed their pack back, put their shoes by the door last night, right?
It’s easy to be in a hurry and rush all the time (especially in the mornings). The best option would be for me to be up earlier (I am setting my alarm for 30 minutes earlier starting tonight), for mom to be prepared ahead of time of all the misadventures that happen, but if you are like me and that’s just not you, let’s try to be calm and remember our children are only young once and those 5 minutes to solve their problem in the morning are very important to them.
Tomorrow is Pajama Day. That should be easy right?
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