Do you ever wake up and feel unstoppable in the morning?
Kind of like, this is it! This is the morning that I'm finally going to get some stuff done around here!
You're in a good mood, start getting things ready, making lists, all the stuff that is necessary to conquer this day, and...
...your kids wake up early before you can finish. They're usually demanding breakfast (how dare they) and that you play Candy Land with them even though it's a school day. Sometimes they're grouchy and their grouchiness tries to suck the happiness from your mood. You try to stay strong but everything is dwindling.
Next thing you know you're pushing everyone out the door to the bus stop, remembering that you fed everyone except yourself, then leave straight from there to drop the other one at pre-school, leaving all your lists at home and half of your brain, which ultimately kills your momentum.
Does this happen to you? It happens to me a lot.
One of my resolutions is to become more organized. Prepping at night for the next day would obviously help mornings go smoother. I know this but it doesn't change the fact that all I want to do is beeline it to the couch right after getting them to bed.
For the past two nights I've been trying to start a new habit. After the kids are down I head straight into the kitchen, unpack the dishwasher (that I started right after dinner), get my morning coffee prepped, fill the water bottles for the morning, basically I do anything that can be done the night before. If I have store returns to make the next day or library books to return I even throw them in the car so there's no way I can forget them in the morning rush. I gotta tell you - it's so nice coming down in the morning with all that taken care of!
Now I just have to keep it up! How do you make your mornings less crazy? Any secrets you'd like to share? I'd love to hear them!