In an ideal day, the kids would sleep until I go to work. Charlie gets up at 5:30 and runs while I get ready for work. When he gets home at 6:25, I leave. He wakes the kids up at 7:00 a.m., gets them dressed and throws them in the car. It's a pretty easy and simple process. The kids both eat breakfast at school. But inevitably one kid is up before I leave.
Some days it makes it hard to leave. Calvin is really clingy lately and cries when I go to leave. I have told Calvin that taking a shower is not a mother/son activity! I don't need him to shut the shower door, hand me a towel or flash the lights on and off while I am in the shower or putting on makeup. Try that someday! Sometimes I lie and say that I am going downstairs to get something and will be right back. Then I run downstairs and leave. It doesn't take him long to figure out I have left. He will then throw a fit. Fortunately I am gone and it is Charlie's problem. Sometimes he will run down to the garage door crying when he sees my car is gone. Once he ran down naked and went all over the laundry room floor!
But lately, I have been enjoying those few extra minutes I get with each kid. Yesterday, Calvin and I snuggled on my bed before I turned the TV on and just laid there and giggled with each other. It was so sweet. Today Laci was awake. We laid there in my bed together for a few minutes before I turned the TV on and left. It was only a few minutes but it is a great way to start the day.