I love a quiet morning.  I wake up at 5:30AM most mornings just so I can have a little 'me' time.  I catch up on FB, read and send emails drink a cup of coffee and just bask in the quietness of the morning.  I start waking the kids around 6:20AM - they get dressed, come out eat breakfast, brush teeth and we are out the door by 7:15.  MOST MORNINGS, but not lately.  My kids (Boys 2 & 3) have decided to make my once quiet, calm and no issue mornings turn into something that resembles what you would see on Super Nanny.  What the?!?!   Today it started with Boy 2 telling Boy 3 "That's not how you put your shirt on".....Boy 3 yelling...."MOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"  Oh God, give me another cup, here we go again.  And from there it was all downhill.  Boy 3 gave Boy 2 his toothbrush, this was a fight.  Boy 3 couldn't find his lunch box (even though it is supposed to go in the same place every day....), Boy 2 says nasty things to Boy 3, not knowing I have SUPER SONIC Mom ears. Boy 3 screams.   I trip over a headband that belongs to Girl as I walk out the door.  Really?  Why is there a headband outside the front door?  There is more fighting over the opening of the van door.  I lecture all the way to school.  In fact we pull over on the side of the road to 'talk about our morning and how we could have done things differently (including me, the screaming Mom)".    I can't stand mornings like this and it seems they are happening more and more frequently....at least once or twice a week.   Why can't my boys just get along?  During our 'talk' I ask them to think about how to make our mornings go more smoothly and told them for punishment they will have to play together for 3 straight days, no friends.  If they fight, and bring me into it, that's another day they will be playing together.  Typically when I do this, they have so much fun playing together that I never hear from them, but in the past I have only made it 1 day.  What was I thinking when I blurted out 3 days?!?!   One of those mom moments....ughhhh!   Well maybe I will let them off early 'for good behavior'……
2/27/2011 11:19:05 pm

Love it...I am not alone. My two are 6 years apart and one is college...amazingly, they still find things to argue about when he is home! Go figure!

2/27/2011 11:58:27 pm

I'm a firm believer that your allowed to change your mind...as long as you tell them why!!! I have these mommy moments often!! Lol

2/28/2011 12:33:37 am

Oh my sounds just like my house! God give me strength and wisdom.......

2/28/2011 04:02:15 am

I have the same issue with my boys! It started about 6 months ago.Good Luck!

2/28/2011 04:15:04 am

Oh a good laugh. Don't mess with the sacred mornings! Someone could get hurt.

2/28/2011 06:49:51 am

So glad to hear everyone has those moments!

2/28/2011 07:28:11 am

Why do we dish out those punishments while we're irritated? God, grant me wisdom, patience and the ability to keep my mouth shut!


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