Molehills shouldn’t become mountains

February 19, 2013

Bits and Pieces, For Mum, Parenting

The molehills that become mountains

I’ve just farewelled my big boys off to school and am ready to flop down in a heap. Why, oh why, can school mornings be so difficult. By the time we get to the car, my body feels as though it’s run a marathon and my brain is more than ready to shut down for the day and where is that bloody double shot of coffee?? Now!!!! Rant!

I’m more than certain that the buttons are not being pushed deliberately … but this morning pushed they were. Oh Lordy please give me strength when we slink into the winter months and then getting started in the mornings becomes even harder. I’m calm and breathing deeply, can you tell?

I’m a firm believer in not having to win every battle to win the war, but mornings like today’s just reinforced the work that I need to continue doing in order to keep those molehills from becoming mountains. I know that it’s about my reaction just as much as it is about their morning disorganisation and so back we’ll go to reinforcing the habit we were into of organising our things much more the night before.

I don’t see crap mornings like our chaotic one here today as failures … but rather as a reminder to revisit and reinforce some stricter routines to make tomorrow’s start to the day so much better.

How do are mornings kept sane at your place??

Now that’s off my chest, it’s time for another coffee! Have a great Tuesday and if you’re a blogger, remember to link up with Jess at IBOT! It’s esstentially awesome and you can find it here -  Essentially Jess!

 

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12 Responses to “Molehills shouldn’t become mountains”

  1. Mandy Says:

    It is really hard not to let molehills become mountains! Thankfully my 7yo is really good at getting ready in the mornings but there are the other things that I struggle not lose my temper about!

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    • Shari Says:

      Oh I’m glad your 7 year old is good at getting ready – our 3 year old runs rings around her older brothers at it too! Kids are great button pushers, aren’t they?!

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  2. Beck Says:

    We had a similar morning here to, Organisation is the key, but some mornings it just seems to fly out the window. It’s hard not to loose it sometimes

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    • Shari Says:

      Must have been the morning for it Beck! We’re usually pretty well organised too but sometimes the chain slips for a bit and a wake up call is needed. Hence this morning but tomorrow’s a new day x

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  3. Cheryl Says:

    Love this website. So glad my kids are all grown up but I went through the same thing, you do survive, just get a few extra grey hairs. Stick to a strict routine, make sure most things are done the night before. Good Luck

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    • Shari Says:

      Thanks heaps Cheryl – can’t imagine your two being difficult in the mornings :0
      Yep it’s back to the stricter routine and less of the morning kerfuffle!! x

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  4. Eleise Says:

    I hate mornings so I do all the prep the night before and let hubby deal with the mornings! Afternoons are my mountain now :)

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    • Shari Says:

      It is all in the prep isn’t it, Eleise? I’ll me much more with the program tonight. Afternoons? Ahhh another story all together ;)
      x

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  5. Aroha @ Colours of Sunset Says:

    knock on wood, no problems in the morning yet, but he’s only in prep. I am imagining all kinds of problems by the time he’s in high school! hope the coffee has helped! -Aroha #teamIBOT

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  6. Annaleis from Teapots and Tractors Says:

    We use lots of routines and visual reminders but we are a young family. Good luck and hope it gets better!

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  7. Shari Says:

    Thanks Annaleis! All good – even though I’ve had a little rant I love how it’s a kick-up-the-bum reminder to get back on track with the organisation. Tomorrow is a new day with what will be a better morning start! x

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