I have always been a bit of a night owl, and am rarely up with the lark. Infact if the lark wakes me up I am one grumpy person for most of the day. Having three little ones that like to wake at the crack of dawn is hard work for someone that just wants a few more minutes sleep. My husband used to hate me when I was at work as I am the kind of person that presses snooze for as long as possible and then shoots out of bed in a screaming panic that I am running late.
I would love to say that children have changed me but they haven't. It just means that as well as myself I have 3 more people to get ready. Whilst my husband is working away I find this even harder. I often dress the children before they eat, but this just means that their uniforms are covered in their breakfast resulting in another change of clothes.
Big man is amazing at losing his book bag. We try to keep it in his room or by the door, however, most days he picks it up, wanders around with it and then can't remember where he has left it. Middle man is the same with shoes. Infact the only one that is slightly with it in the morning is little man, who often locates the missing items for us.
So how can I make our mornings better? Well for a start when my husband is away I am a terror for staying up late. I really need to go to bed earlier so that I can cope with the early morning call from the boys. I need to get them eating (whilst I brew a coffee) before I change them for school. If possible I need to walk to school. I know this may sound odd, but it really puts me in a better mood. If it wasn't for having 2 boys at 2 different schools 3 days a week, I would opt for walking more often than driving. The whole school parking issue is a whole new blog post.
What are your tips for a stress free morning?
This post is an entry for #MorningStories Linky Challenge sponsored by belvita. I was to late in responding to receive any Belvita to try, but I can tell you that when I am in a hurry I do quite like the Strawberry and Live Youghurt Duo Crunch.