Nathan starts school in about 23 days & has a very pokey morning routine. I am afraid that he is either going to miss a) breakfast, b) the bus or c) both. So today I told him we are going to start practicing for Kindergarten.
When he got up, he had to get dressed right away. Well, he was tired & I ended up dressing him rather than fighting with him. I made him breakfast, which he wanted to eat while watching YouTube. I thought – ok, but eat. 40 minutes later, breakfast is still sitting in front of him, not touched. I holler, plead, beg etc & he eats one of 2 pieces of bread.
I get dressed, haul a sleeping Eric out to the car, back the car out of the garage, load up Nathan, 3 lunch boxes & forget to kiss Neil good-bye. Then, I drive to work, late, again. I drive up to the daycare, get Eric out, grab his shoes, yell at Nathan because he opened up his lunch box & spilled the contents through the car. Yell at him some more because he managed to get PB & J all over his pants & then have a near hysterical fit because I am ALSO covered in PB & J, on my chest, on my NEW(ish) dress. I dropped them off, went to work, cleaned up (well) in the bathroom, grabbed a coffee & settled in for a mericfully productive day.
So, the lessons we learned, in order were:
1. Get dressed, before t.v. & computer (check)
2. Eat breakfast at the table
3. No food in the car
4. Always bring a change of clothes (for me)
5. Apologize at lunch time, in person, with liberal amounts of hugs & kisses (check, check)