I would rate it a Z.
On the scale of “bright-eyed, bushy-tailed: I would rate it a:
Here’s how mornings go, in my head:
Get up. Walk around. Drink a healthy smoothie with green stuff. Read the bible. Journal. Bask in the whole “oh what a beautiful morning,” Lamentations 3:23-ness, of it all.
Here’s how this morning suffered and died at our house today:
Got up. Or tried to. When attempting to put one foot on the floor, something in my back went, “Uh HO! No way, old lady. Walking is hard. I’m putting you on shuffle.”
So, I shuffled about. No green stuff in the smoothie because I burnt the oatmeal. And yes, I know, the two don’t seem to relate, so let me explain: The wee ones insist that all the oatmeal is TOO HOT. It’s TOO HOT MOMMAH! It’s HOT LAVA I WILL NOT BE ABLE TO EAT THIS EVERRRR. IT WILL MELT MY FACE OFF.
Since listening to my children whine about porridge makes me start googling “full frontal lobotomy, what are the perks?” I prepared the oatmeal waaaaaay in advance for my sweet heat seeking cherubs. Then I watched them sit there and chuff and blow all over it with moist abandon (mental note: do not eat leftovers) for, like, an hour.
By the time they had hyperventilated all over the oatmeal, I was on to making lunches. Something, like, oh I don’t know, THIS:
I know, right? RIGHT?
So, then, I had a moment to myself, in which I:
Put hair in ponytail. Then realized it still looked so colossally bad that also added a baseball cap. Considered a burka because the baseball wasn’t really cutting it, but thought that might cause some confusion amongst my church going friends.
Added some moisturizer and some lip gloss. Except I used an under eye highlighter as my lip gloss, because, well, morning.
So I looked like THIS:
Except she is a lot happier about it than I am.
And, you know, no decal hearts on my face. I coulda colored in some of my sun spots, but who has time for that insanity?
Okaaaaaay. So the boys are still staring down the oatmeal. They are in their underwear, and it’s five minutes till go time. Momsie decides to start barking orders like a crazed seal. Something like THIS:
Pants! PANTS! PAAAANNNNNNTS. THEN SHOES.
Shirt! Turn it!
Ok, Spiderman in back.
MOVE MOVE MOVE.
COFFEE COFFEE COFFEE
KEYS? KEYS ! KEYS !!!KEYYYSSSSSS!!!! Oh snap. Here in my hand.
Awesome! Car! Children dressed and IN car with shoes and backpacks. The heavens opened and sang, I tell you.
And then I realized I hadn’t put on pants.
So…how was your morning?
My neighbors had a great start of the day, I’m sure.
God, grant me the serenity, to accept that I forgot, um pants.
Courage, to change that for future mornings.
And the wisdom to laugh at myself.
And thank you, dear sweet Jesus, that at least I was wearing my husband’s old rugby t-shirt. I wear these huge things to bed because I like to remember the 80’s whenever possible. Thank you, baggy 80’s fashion.
Coulda been worse. I coulda been wearing THIS:
You’re welcome, neighbors.