Wednesday, September 28, 2011

How To Know You've Lost Your Mind

My alarm went off at 6 a.m. this morning.

I turned it off. Then snuggled right back into my pillow.

"I'll get up in a minute."

YEAH RIGHT.

6 a.m. is important. Annabelle needs meds, her feeds, and my kids need woken up to get ready for school. I drifted into on and off slumber, only faintly aware that I really SHOULD be getting my butt out of bed.

At 6:30, I sat straight up in my bed.

I'd overslept. Meds, kids, feeds, snacks to prepare, field trip form to fill out. This would be a crazy morning.

I ran to my kids' room, flipped on the light and yelled, "GET UP! It's LATE!"

I threw waffles into the toaster.

I filled water bottles at fast forward speed.

I grabbed whatever pre-prepared snacks I could find.

I dealt with kiddos who "can't find ANYTHING to wear" or "can't tie my shoe!"  I stuffed waterbottles and snacks into book bags.

At 7:01 a.m., I pushed them out the door then slid onto the couch to catch my breath.

I am oh-so-ashamed to admit that not one of them had brushed their teeth.

But they were gonna get on the bus on time, DAD GUM IT!

7:05: Lacy comes in. "Mom, I think we've missed the bus." I tell her to wait a few more minutes. It could be just late, right?

A few minutes later, still no bus. UGH. Fine, I'd just have to take them myself. Still in my PJ's, I threw shoes on, woke up my husband because Annabelle still hadn't gotten feeds or meds (btw, you can give meds an hour early or up to an hour late... so I didn't feel like I was TOO late with this.)

I was printing out Lacy's field trip form (due today, was gonna take it to school myself if they'd made the bus) and my husband comes out of the bedroom. "Uh, Krista? Is the clock in here wrong?"

I roll my eyes. "Yeah, but like 10 minutes like it ALWAYS is Scott." Duh, Men. Could they not remember anything?

"But, I mean, is it THAT late?"

I huff. Then look at my cellphone clock. It was 7:15, just like I...

And a lightbulb comes on.

It is 7:15.

Bus comes at EIGHT... not seven.

For a moment, I felt really really stupid. I truly had lost my mind.

But you know me. Silver lining Momma to the rescue.

When it comes down to it, my kids were ready FORTY-FIVE MINUTES EARLY! (well, minus brushing their teeth which they now had time for, WOOHOO.)

See? I AM a good Momma. (Minus the whole almost sending them out with morning breath and potentially rotting their teeth early making them have dentures at the age of 20... but that's besides the point!)

10 comments:

Krista Phillips said...

Sorry, neglected my Annabelle update as well. She is doing well!!!! STILL no oxygen, still being a pill and half and not eating the best. But I LOVE LOVE LOVE that she is doing so well that I "forget" to add her update!!!!!!

Keli Gwyn said...

Thanks for starting my day with a chuckle, Krista. Rest assured, I'm laughing with you as I recall some crazy mornings of my own. =)

Valerie said...

Ah, Krista, my friend, my chica, my buddy... you make me feel better about myself. I AM a good momma too, DAD GUM IT, even if I didn't wash Parker's nap mat over the weekend like I was supposed to and sent him back to school with it Monday morning. (I DID wash it yesterday though.)

Jessica Nelson said...

You're a wonderful momma, and girl, I have less kids than you and still every morning for me is a rush.
6 AM is a truly evil time.

Tammi T. said...

Thanks for the smile. Nice to know I'm not the only one who sometimes "loses their mind". ;D I love the way you turned it into a positive, too!

Glad to hear that you forgot the Annabelle update. --- A true sign that she is doing better --- we know that if you were concerned for her (or any of your family) that would be the first thing you would mention.

Riete said...

Hahahahaha! I just can't stop laughing! I'm so glad to know I'm not the only one who "loses her mind", even though I have no kids.
Thanks for the laughter!

And so glad you "forgot" about Annabelle. That means she's doing well! Yay!!

Christine Wright said...

I had lunch with Your oldest today and she didn't evn metion the early morning:) You are a wonderful Mom! Hope you have a great rest of your day:)

Lis said...

I'm impressed, no blood shed or any mention of locking keys in the car..sounds like a good day to me!

sherrindaketch said...

LOLOL...that is a hoot! Your spin on daily life brings such a smile to my face.

Mary Connealy said...

You are a good momma, Krista. LOL sounds like a wild morning.