Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Every. Single. Morning.


There is an inordinate amount of senseless noise when the kids wake up.
every. single. morning.

Kids are told to keep it down.
every. single. morning.

There is a fight over a particular chair in the kitchen.  
every. single. morning.

There is a mess with cereal, despite their protestations that they are being neat.  
every. single. morning.

They try to pour their milk down the drain, and get caught doing so.  Then whine when they have to finish it anyway.  Yet they insist on a cup of milk.  
every. single. morning.

Someone breathes morning breath on someone else until there is screaming.  
every. single. morning.

Someone doesn’t know what to wear.  But knows what he/she doesn’t want to wear.  
every. single. morning.

No, you can’t wear the same shirt you slept in.  
every. single. morning. 

Someone forgets to brush their teeth, then stomps up the stairs to do so once they are reminded/caught.
every. single. morning.

Someone forgets to brush his hair. 
every. single. morning.

I squeeze toothpaste back into the tube.  
every. single. morning.

All these things are translated by the kids as parents yelling. 
every. single. morning.

You think you’d learn -- "The Conversation." 
every. single. morning.

Someone stinks/clogs/monopolizes the shared bathroom to the chorus of much voice raising by their siblings and parents.  
every. single. morning.

Tate spends more time dancing to his Tooth Tunes brush than actually brushing his teeth and has to be told to settle down.  
every. single. morning.

I remind at least one child to wear a coat.  
every. single. morning.

Somehow we make it out the door on time.  
every. single. morning.

I walk them to the bus to see them off to school, then wave to the bus as it departs. 
every. single. morning.

I give a good morning kiss and snuggle to each child, whether they want one or not.  
every. single. morning.

And the routine starts all over again.  
every. single. morning.

And I am blessed and thankful for it all.
every. single. morning.








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