Because motherhood will never be a perfect science


on April 19, 2012

As you may have gathered from previous blogs, I’m not very organized. It is something I have come to accept. No matter how hard I try, there is always something that I’ve forgotten. Even with the best intentions, I seem to always be rushing to an appointment, work, getting the kids off to school and daycare, a wedding, a birthday party, and so on…!

My Diva girl is now 5 years old (yes, she is!) and she is never in a hurry. NEVER! So in the mornings, once I’ve peeled her from under her covers and hoisted her into the bathroom to brush her teeth, amongst all of the whining, pleading, complaining and cajoling (yes, that’s me!)…my challenge is to get her to move at a pace that will work with the tight timeline I usually find myself in. SIGH…

Have you ever tried to rush a child? Really? Especially when she’s decided that she’s too tired to get dressed, she’s too tired to go to school, she’s too tired to eat her breakfast. However, she’s not too tired to watch cartoons while Mommy is chasing her baby sister around the house trying to brush her teeth and get her dressed. Never mind the fact that I am only half dressed myself, with moisturizer on only one side of my face and a now cold cup of coffee on the kitchen counter. Diva girl just yawns in complete boredom as her world spins around her and focuses on the antics of one of the characters on Treehouse or Disney Jr.

But in all fairness, how dare I rush her to put on her tights on yet another cold day, or to finish the Cheerios that she claims she really wanted instead of the toast that was already made? I mean come on…she already has so much on her plate with getting ready for a day of playing with her friends, singing songs and picking out a good book at the school library and then sitting down to the snack so lovingly made for her. Yikes! What a burden!

So here I am, once again at the door trying to get everyone to the car and watching my beautiful girl with only a bit of pent up frustration as she takes her own sweet time to get her jacket and shoes on, becoming distracted not once but twice by….pretty much anything really. But do I yell for her to hurry up?



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