Some of you are a bit worried about us because we've been out of communication lately. I want to reassure you that we've got everything under control. Here's proof from this morning's to do list.
Wake up at 6:45 to remind Peter that he was going to get up at 6 and go to work early. Check.
Turn off my alarm at 8:09 and fall back into a sound sleep. Check.
Wake up at 8:46 and jump out of bed in a panic. Check.
Put out clothes so Joshua and Patience can get dressed and brush their teeth. Check.
Make Garty drag himself out of bed and put sneakers on. Check.
Pack 2 lunches while feeding the 3 kids leftover waffles and milk. Check.
Do a quick repair of Patience's hair. Check.
Run out the door in my PJs and socks. Check.
Drive to school. Check.
Tell my kids how proud I am of them as they head to the door right before the 9:10 start of school. Check.
And the best part of the whole morning? (Besides managing to be gentle and encouraging and not losing my cool during the 24 minute process.) On the way home, I was telling Garty that we were going home to make a grocery list so we could go shopping. In a slightly concerned tone, Garty asked, "Mommy? Are we going to get my clothes on before we go to the store?"