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Monday, January 14, 2013

A Reason to Love Mondays

Another mother from Isabelle's school asked me if I could help her out by driving her son home from school one day a week. The pick up time is 1pm and as most mothers know that is prime nap time for her youngest son. Since I'm already picking up Isabelle it's no problem at all to drop her son off, too. In return she agreed to pick Isabelle up Monday mornings and drive her to school. This is the second week and let me tell you - IT IS HEAVENLY. We now have one morning that I don't have to rush all three kids out the door to get to school (since Henry goes the opposite days).

It's not the getting up, dressed, fed part that drives me batty each morning. It's the actual getting out the door. It's the last minute potty trips. It's the putting on shoes and coats. It's the getting in car seats. It's the things that should take 1 minute but suddenly take 10 when you are on your way to school. Plus, when we get to school I have to drag all of them inside, up the elevator ("It's my turn to push the button." "No, It's MY turn."), down the hall and to the classroom.

Not having to deal with this one day a week? It's the kind of thing that dreams are made of. There are virtual fairies flying around my house sprinkling happy powder today. It is magical.

One kid ready to go!

10 comments:

  1. I know just how amazing this is. During the winter, my son's school does curbside drop off for the oldest kids, since the parking lot there is often crowded and it gets worse in the snow. The teachers help him out of the car and put his backpack on his back, then once a few kids have been assembled, they take them up the elevator and down the long hall to their classroom. I don't even get out of the car. Even though I only do drop off once a week, I assure you that this process is nothing short of wondrous. :) Enjoy your Monday mornings!

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  2. I had the same thoughts today. I love Mondays in that we don't have to be anywhere. So it can be a stress free morning. Well, until my son starts taking apart the toaster!

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    1. As long as he takes the toaster apart after breakfast ;)

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  3. I hear you! It's amazing - I'll start getting kids out the door and into the car at a certain time, and when I actually pull out of my driveway, I'm always stunned that like 10 minutes have passed!

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  4. That IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!! I can't even tell you how much I HATE THE MORNINGS!!!!!! When I was sick on Wednesday and didn't go to work I was SO ANGRY AT THE WORLD. ALL 3 in the car waiting for the bus and then had to drive to preschool. NIGHTMARE. Who is this angel? Does she have any friends who would want to pick my kid up on M, W and Fs? ENJOY!

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    1. The best part is that she is so excited that her little one gets to nap in the afternoon that she is thanking me. It's like the perfect trade off!

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  5. That is AWESOME.

    Now that BOTH of my boys take the bus (and the same one at that), life is much easier around my house in the mornings.

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  6. I'm 100% with you. I carpool with a mom who does the 6:45 AM pick-up everyday (her choice, she's on her way to work) and I do the afternoon. Not having to wake up 2 other kids and shove them out the door has been a gift from God. Yay for you!!

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