monster mama

Want a visual of me in the morning trying to get my kids out the door?  Think Michael Jackson Thriller video and use this quote from Campbell tonight.

“Mom, remember when you were like a monster this morning before we went to Montessori?  You kind of growled like the monster in the Michael Jackson video.  Are you a werewolf?  You are so funny, Mom.”

She is right.  I think I did growl. 

I dread the morning hustle out the door.  Does it go well for anyone out there?  What is your trick? 

Do you do it calmly with laughter and ease?  Do your kids listen the first time you ask them to put their shoes and coats on?  Do they remember their bags?  Do they laugh and play with each other or hit and scream?  Do they select healthy choices for breakfast or try to sneak cookies when you aren’t looking?  Do they plead for their blankies once you are backing out of the garage? 

Do you look in the mirror and resemble one of the transformed zombies from Thriller?

4 Responses to “monster mama”

  1. Heather Says:

    My day just wouldn’t feel right if everyone got ready the first, second, third time I asked them. I think they actually like the ‘loud encouragement’ I give them 5 minutes before they’re supposed to be out the door! 😉

  2. Marti Escalante Says:

    Somebody is usually crying by the time we get in the car. Then I have terrible mother guilt. But it goes the same way the next a.m.

  3. Mom Says:

    You could never look like a werewolf or monster, much to beautiful even on your worst
    morning. Of course, I am biased!
    Love you,

    PS: You’ve forgotten how hard it was to get you and Nathan out the door and headed for the bus.
    At times, sheer chaos, but you always made it and I don’t recall any tears just my high B/P!

  4. Amy Peterson Says:

    Unfortunately, I am the same way just trying to get 2 kids out of the house! I finally told the kids in the car that we are always late because neither of them help me in the mornings. In a very nice tone Brady said that he would help me the next morning. I am still waiting for that ‘next morning’ behavior to happen! 🙂

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