Don't judge moms like me unless you walk a mile in our shoes (holding a kid's little hand).
By Rebecca Gruber
I'm an organized person, I really am, but mornings are a whirlwind in our home. Regardless of how hard I prep, we are always running around like chickens with our heads cut off as we head out to school and on to work. After drop-off, a mom actually commented that I looked frazzled. I tried to come up with some excuses as to why, but I couldn't come up with anything legitimate.
Here, the reasons I look (and sound) like a madwoman on most school mornings.
2. The kids won't get out of bed.
4. We spend the next 10 minutes negotiating the merits of wearing shorts versus pants today, only for me to throw up my arms and tell them to wear whatever they want; let's just get moving.
6. The kids are boycotting breakfast, saying it is the same thing they've had the last two days.
8. The kids are fighting over who gets the Spider-Man cup with their breakfast, which they now want.
10. The kids are now fighting over a deflated balloon that is currently the most desirable item in our home.
12. I go to make lunch only to learn there is only one pack of the coveted Bernie's Farm Animal Cookies left. Must decide which child is my favorite to receive prized snack (kidding, there is no favorite, but today there might be, if just one of them will listen).
14. Resolve toothpaste issue and remind the kids to put on their socks and shoes.
16. Call out to the kids to ask about their shoes and get no response.
18. Forcibly remove phone from the situation, get the kids' shoes on, and head out the door.
20. Take two: power walk to school to beat the morning bell.
22. Kid #1 informs me that he WILL NOT be dropped off with his younger brother; he insists on going in with his class.
24. Arrive at #2's classroom door only to learn that it is computer day, and he needs earbuds for class.
26. Leaving school, run into mom friend who says I look frazzled. I just look at her and sigh. This morning was a sprint. The rest of the day is the marathon.
This article was originally published at PopSugar Moms. Reprinted with permission from the author.