Monday, January 7, 2008

Good Morning

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.

8 comments:

Jen said...

I love walking, it always makes the day seem nicer! We have a nice sunny day today, maybe we will just take your advice and walk down to pick up J from school.

Misty said...

Girlfriend. Good. For. You.

You ROCK!!

I still resist early mornings, although Olivia is up every morning between 5 and 6.

I just need sleep, period!

Family Adventure said...

I am so impressed. I have enough trouble handling myself...you are AWESOME! :)

Heidi

Maria said...

I only wish I could be that organized! I usually get to my breakfast dishes when it's time for lunch!

Cocoa said...

Way to go! We've tried harder to get everything done 'on time' this morning too. And it worked because I'm allowed on the computer now. ;D

Childlife said...

Wow - what a great start to the week! We have an early morning tomorrow - keeping my fingers crossed that it will go half so well as yours did : )

An Ordinary Mom said...

Can I steal some of your motivation?

Sonja said...

Actually, if I'M just going to "borrow" some of your motivation ;D

I really need it for this.
Thanks.