Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Mornings

When we had to be at school at 8am, mornings were always crazy. Me frustrated, kids whining, breakfast sometimes in the car, all of us forgetting something seemingly important. We were in a constant state of "hurry up." And we were late a lot. Usually just by a minute or two, but enough to once warrant an automated letter from the school district about tardies. Not a great way to start the day. Every day.

We didn't choose homeschooling to avoid hectic mornings, but it has been a beneficial side effect. My kids sleep until the wake up (anywhere from 7-8am). If I'm still in bed, we cuddle and giggle and talk and read and check the weather all over the world. Some mornings I fix them breakfast, other mornings they scavenge for something to eat. We do a few morning chores. I have time to drink a tea and organize my thoughts, and we usually start some school work by 8:30 or 9. No yelling, no crying, no hurrying.

It's nice. Really nice.

Two days a week, we still have to be somewhere by about 8:30am. No one really cares if we show up a few minutes late occasionally. Definitely no tardies. And somehow without the daily hurry hassle and pressure to get there, we are right on time.

Usually.

1 comment:

Penny said...

having gone back to work this morning and having to get the kids off to the holiday programme, I can relate to this.