Abby started school yesterday and she has decided to take morning showers now. Morning schedule change had to happen. I knew the time would come, but I wasn’t ready for it to happen in second grade to be honest. She is wanting to take a shower everyday – which I am exited about since she is a sweaty kid. The problem is she wants to take them in the morning – as do I.
Abby has no time concept so I have to be able to keep her on track while in the shower. I have to keep her to singing only one song instead of the soundtrack to Frozen. She would if I let her. Yes, she really sings in the shower. This is where my issue is. I used to wake her up at 6 am, go take my shower, and then we would all be ready about the same time to leave. Now, I will have to get up earlier, and I have been, but it still isn’t timed just right.
Here is the funny thing. Last summer I would get up around 3:45 am and go meet friends at 4:15 am to go run everyday. Before that I would get up with Nick and make his coffee, breakfast, clean the house, do dishes, and laundry. Why is it so hard for me to get back into that routine? I like early mornings and can actually get a ton in the mornings. Am I getting more lazy with age?
I think that this is the boost I needed to get my butt back in the morning routine - but I wasn’t expecting it to be honest. I really didn’t think this would happen so soon. Do I want this? Yes! Am I ready for this? No!
I guess it is time to get out the scheduler and get everyone on task for the school year ahead!
I decided that with the school year starting it is as good as any of a time to get back into the habit of things – I mean I have to start a new schedule, why not just get it all going so I have one transition instead of 20? I like to journal – so I started back on my peak, pit, praise, prayer writing. It allows me to realize that there were some great parts to my day, low points, and then things that I am going to pray for. I try to keep it simple and to the point, but it is therapeutic for me as well. I like the idea of writing since I kinda like to stay silent when I am settling in for the night. Is there anything that you do religiously?
I also was able to catch my oldest two in a sweet moment. I took a picture before it stopped.