once

“Heeeeeyyyyyyy, Mom!”

That’s how it usually starts.

The morning.

Once one kid is up so is the other.

Once the kids are up the dogs are dancing around us to go outside and be fed.

Once the dogs get fed the cat starts meowing for his breakfast.

Once the dogs and cats are fed the kids start asking for hot chocolate.

Once I start the hot chocolate Ben barks at the back door to be let in.

Once I let Ben in Reece is in the kitchen asking when his hot chocolate will be ready.

Once I tell Reece that I am working on it Lorelai yells from the playroom asking if she can watch a show.

Once I turn a show on Reece is asking, again, when his hot chocolate will be ready.

Once I get them their hot chocolate and finally pour my coffee they are yelling for more.

Once I get a few sips of coffee I ask them what they would like for breakfast.

Once I get them their breakfast they are asking for more, or a fork, or a napkin, or something else.

Once I get them what they need I sit down to check my e-mail, read a blog post.

Once I start I realize I don’t have time and need to make Reece’s lunch, get myself dressed, get the kids dressed, and get to school.

And, so it goes.

home is…the life of a mom.

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4 thoughts on “once

  1. closefamilies says:

    Sounds a lot like my morning!
    We started giving our son his share of morning responsibilities. Feeding the dog, letting her outside and back in, getting himself dressed while I make breakfast, etc. It goes so much smoother when I gave some of my morning routine to him. I can relate!!

  2. Roxana says:

    oh man do i know this! we have a rule in our house which i adopted from my best friend: mama is not open for business until her cup of coffee is gone. they do pretty well with this rule and it absolutely help to have super why on in the background until that cup is through. if theyre soooo hungry they cant wait they are allowed to eat a piece of fruit or a veggie. mom life= not very glamorous. 🙂

  3. Ryan Taddeo says:

    Isn’t it great to be wanted! :). I think that’s a great suggestion, to start giving R some more responsibility in the morning too. That said, it is a constant, “Mom!” In the morning for you. 😘

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