For instance, this morning was one of those mornings! No one wanted to get up...nobody wanted to eat breakfast and NO ONE wanted to get dressed! As I was flying down the hallway to get someones clothes ready, I bumped into the CD/VHS/DVD shelf....and promptly knocked it over! Five minutes later, I've recovered enough to notice a line forming for the bathroom! I think it's funny how Nathan and Amelia have synchronized bladders! They have to go at the exact same moment! They are finally at an age where they really don't want company while they are trying to use the bathroom (I reached that age 2 kids ago)!
It's now 6:55am and the kids have to be out of the door at 7:15am at the latest! The bathroom is finally free and I'm heading that way! Once inside, I close the door (finally....some space), only to hear Nathan knock...he needs to brush his teeth! Finally, alone again! I start the water....to which I can hear arguing right outside my door! It seems no one can find Olivia's school shoes.
Husband/Dad, son and both daughters stand in the girls' room....look around (without actually moving their feet), don't see shoes.....give up. Olivia is crying and dad is
Once in the shower, Amelia comes in to say good-bye. She mumbles something to me, then runs out the door to catch her dad who is on his way to the car. On her way out, she turns off the light! I'm now showering in the dark!
I can't help but reminisce about the energy I once had....long, long ago. Before children, before marriage, before cancer and chemo. While reminiscing, I also realize how blessed I am to have the life I've been given! I think about how empty my life would be without this craziness!