Monday, May 3, 2010

Murphy's Law


"Whatever can go wrong will go wrong." 


There are two things that I am absolutely sure of by being a mother of 4 small children.  #1 I will have to do at least 15 loads of laundry every week .  #2 If we are running late to the bus stop in the morning one or both twins will have a dirty diaper.  Never fails. 


The other morning I was in ultra-frantic mode.  Running late....again. Trying to get 4 kids dressed, fed and out the door in a timely manner.  Like clockwork both girls left a nice deposit for me in their diapers just as we were trying to load up in the van.  I got aggravated and marched the kids back in the house. 

Zander (5) noticed my frustration and said, "It's ok Momma.  They just had to go poop.  It's ok if I miss the bus, you can just drop me off at school."  How is a five year old so much wiser than a 31 year old??  It isn't a big deal.  Murphy's law is true if you believe it...but my goal is to not give in the that frame of mind anymore.  Wish me luck!  


In a perfect world, I would get up 2 hours before my kids.  Take a shower, do a little yoga and meditation drink a cup of coffee with my husband before seeing him off to work.   Be totally awake and centered before diving head first into mommy-mode.   But that would put me at getting up at 5 am....ugh.  Do you get up earlier than your children?  If so when and why?  I totally want to try it, but the truth is I'm lazy in the mornings and kind of a night owl. 

8 comments:

Rachel said...

Get up BEFORE my kids? Are you kidding? They are usually awake AT LEAST 30 minutes before me! LOL!!! If you get any good tips, I'd love to hear them, but I am totally there with the "dirty diaper as I'm rushing to get Xander to school" thing!! LOL...YOU ARE NOT ALONE!

TwinMomMichelle said...

I need my quiet time in the mornings. If I don't get it, I am a bear the rest of the day. I usually get up around 6:00. The girls used to get up at 7:30, but have lately been getting up at 6:30. *sigh*

Darla said...

I have been thinking of trying this too, but I just need my sleep! If I went to bed earlier maybe I could do it! We haven't had the poopy diapers before walking out the door in soooo long until last week and then it happened twice in one week!

Oklahoma Running Mom said...

I wake up early to excersize and shower before Tom has to leave for work and Tyler gets up. It's kinda hard to get out of bed but once I do, I'm always happy. With that being said, I think it's important to give yourself a few days "off." There's no way that I could wake up early every single day. The cool thing is, when you wake up super early most days, 7am doesn't seem that bad.

suburban hippie mama said...

Ok Michelle & OKrunningmom...you've inspired me to give it a go! it's crazy how i will do anything hen it comes to my children but when it's good for ME...forget it. lol come on darla, lets try it out! we need to just get our booty's to bed earlier! ;)

and rachel you're funny! with you working nights i don't see how you do it at ALL!!

Sarah said...

I would like to get up early, even just 30 minutes before my 15 month old, but whenever I do, he matches my time. 6:30 or 6 am, he always knows no matter how quiet I am around the house! And when I give up waking up early, he doesn't.

Jennifer Burgett said...

I get up at 5:00 every day - before my kids. For me I have to be completely ready before I get the kids out of bed. I have a 4 year old and a 7 month old.

suburban hippie mama said...

sarah~ i feeeeel ya girl!! that happens in my house too!

jennifer~ i need your discipline!