Monday, January 7, 2008
Guess what I did this morning. No, I didn't wake up early, and no I'm not starting a new fad diet... I made all the kids wake up early. Usually we all wake up for prayers with daddy before he leaves for work. Then Cookie gets ready for school as the other kids crawl back in bed, and I usually spend a groggy half hour in front of the computer. Oh, and I wouldn't even wake up Sweet Terror for prayers (I just couldn't handle her that early in the morning). This morning, though, I woke up the Sweet Terror, and kept all the kids awake after prayers. They all had breakfast at the same time, they were all dressed before 7:45, they all had shoes, socks, hats, gloves, coats, and were sitting in the living room ready for one more prayer by 8:00. We ALL walked Cookie to school. And then guess what we did. We just kept on walking. Yup, I figured we might as well get the most out of all that winterizing and we walked all the way to the end of our street and back again (which is nine tenths of a mile). The kids were a bit puzzled but seemed to fully enjoy the outing. It made me feel good to have us all on track, doing the same things, and having everything done before 8:30 (I'm usually still doling out last minute cereals by 9:00 and cleaning up breakfast at 10:00). I'm not sure if I can keep this going every day, but at least now I know it is possible. I hope you are all having a lovely morning.