Not Exactly the Best Morning

It’s a well documented fact that the first day of school is always going to go smoothly in our house.  Everyone gets up early with excitement, chores are done swiftly and everyone is out the door on time. 

On the other hand, the second day of school, is a whole different story.  I woke up to the sound of a dog whining to go outside.  As I stumbled to let it out, I happened to glance at the clock only to realize that we had overslept.  (It’s not my poor alarm clock’s fault, she had tried her hardest!) I quickly woke KT up and headed towards the kitchen. 

As I picked up my coffee pot, it occurred the me that it felt a little funny.  I merely shrugged as I needed the caffeine too much to worry about it and just poured the fragrant brew into my mug.  As I took that first wonderful sip, I spit it back out in disgust when I found  that my freshly brewed coffee was ice cold.  My sleep addled brain simply couldn’t  figure  out what was wrong.  Finally, it dawned on me that when I had set my coffeepot up last night, I had managed to forget the all important task of adding the water.  Sigh…

Coffee-less and looking scruffy,  I drove KT down to her bus stop as she didn’t have enough time to walk.  One down, one to go.   I returned home and got to work trying to wake up the bear Mimi and get her moving.   This is never an easy task, but her lack of sleep made it even more difficult this morning. 

About the time that I was finally convinced that she was actually going to stay awake, the phone rang.   It was KT, nearly in tears because she had forgotten her viola in her rush to get to school.  I agreed to bring her  instrument right away so that she could collect it before school started.  I should have made it in plenty of time, but what I didn’t count on was all the traffic.  (No doubt all parents bringing stuff to their kids…who else would be wandering around at the Crack of Dawn).

The bell was ready to ring and KT pleaded with me to bring the viola into the music room.  Something that I normally wouldn’t mind doing, but this morning was a little bit different.  Not only had I not yet had a chance to shower, I had barely taken time to dress properly.  I had thrown on yesterday’s dirty clothes  that I had grabbed from the hamper(not even taking the time to bother with a bra) and had quickly run a brush through my fly-away hair.  I hadn’t planned on even getting out of the car…and now she wanted me to go into the music building?  The things I do for that kid…  Fortunately, only one person, a teacher that I will never see again, saw me.  We even spoke.  The whole time I was trying to melt into the floor and calling myself Mrs. Doe. 

As I finally managed to slink away, my cell phone started to ring.  It was Mimi.  She was on the bus and had just realized that she had forgotten to bring her violin.  Naturally she wanted me to bring it to her…


Bit O Life


I always crack up at KT’s need to organize things.  This how she organized everything we were getting ready to purchase at Target.  She doesn’t get that from me!

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25 Responses to Not Exactly the Best Morning

  1. Carol says:

    I’m exhausted just reading about it!

    The third day will have its own unique flavor, ya just KNOW it!


  2. Lynne says:

    Now that you’ve done a full day’s work in a few short hours you can head back to bed! Or sit in front of the TV and watch some great romance, like Colin Firth in Pride & Prejudice! You’ve earned it!

  3. Patsy says:

    Hey, your still alive! You lived through Day 1 & 2. Now I want you to start telling those girls, “just remember this when your dad & I get old”. All of this is just a insurance policy for your golden years! Hee Hee. I haven’t started to collect on mine yet. Love ya mom

  4. Shari says:

    A day in the life of a mom: First day of school.

    Try getting the kids ready for school, tagging along, taking “first day” pics of the girls at their desks-one smiley, the other burying her face with her hands “aww, Mom, I’m in 8th grade!! How embarrassing!!”, then going home, turning on the computer and “attending” class yourself?

    Thankfully they didn’t forget anything. πŸ™‚

  5. Marla says:

    LOL….all my purchases have to be organized too!

  6. Karina says:

    Whew…what a morning!

    I love the picture of the organization on the conveyor belt! That’s one organized little lady you’ve got there!

  7. giveitatry says:

    I totally understand your morning – I have been there. I hope the rest of the day was better!

  8. PrEtTY iN tHE CiTY says:

    Wow, KT is very organized =). The bottles are well arranged and orderly.

  9. Mojokat says:

    What a hectic morning…did you stop at Starbucks for some coffee after all that…you earned it!
    What a great mom, mine is just like that, the things she went/goes through for lil-ole me, and it is always appreciated!
    I have had very similar “Wish I could melt into the walls” moments…at a Starbucks, infact. We were just taking the car our for a spin after washing it to help it dry a little when my hunny thought a Starbucks would be great. I was in my cut off jeans, nasty tee (we were washing the cars after all), my hair all a muss from the wind and working, plus I hadn’t shaved in a week or more (been wearing jeans too much), so I felt soooo scrungy. And of course everyone in there was in business attire…I just wanted to get the heck out of dodge!
    That long story to say,…yes, I commiserate.

  10. Peggy says:

    I love how she organizes things.

    BTW – That’s a lot of glue!

  11. oh you can always count on the most interesting events occuring when you go out the door without a bra in yesterday’s clothes…

    now, i think i need to refresh my coffee!!

  12. Hilarious!!! I am always running out of the house leaving important things behind. Unfortunately, my dog hasn’t learned how to drive yet so my important things just stay home where I left them.

  13. Jay says:

    Actually this post made me feel better. I was beginning to think that everything always went perfectly at your house. πŸ˜‰

  14. Kari says:

    Ha, ha, ha…braless, in dirty clothes and with wacky hair? My, my – you hit the trifecta of back luck, didn’t you? No, no , no…I’m laughing WITH you, not AT you. I swear.
    Thanks for the supportive comment you left on my blog. Oh geez. Now I’m feeling bad about THIS comment. But come on. You were braless! In dirty clothes! With wacked out hair! How supportive can I be, under those circumstances? Oh okay…I’ll try harder next time. πŸ™‚

  15. awriterinthedesert says:

    So did you drive the violin to school? Or did you sit down and cry?

  16. Cheryl says:

    Wow! I’d watch out for the second day next year.

  17. Kell says:

    Wow. That’s a very organized check out. Gotta admit, I admire that. Does it drive her crazy if they don’t put all of it in the bags the way she organized it?

    That’s quite a second day! Can’t wait to hear what the third day will be like.

  18. Susan says:

    Carol~you know…Day 3 went just fine…pretty amazing actually.

    Lynne~I wish! LOL

    Mudder~I don’t remember you ever bringing me my violin…in fact, you never got me a violin!!! Too bad for you now!

    Shari~They were pretty much in shock that I still needed to get the “first day” photo…they’ll never be too big for that!

    Marla, Karina, Pretty~I just pile it on the counter willy nilly. It always amazes me to see her do things like that. What’s really fun is to nudge something, say a glue bottle out of line and watch her panic. (Is that bad??)

    Kat~That’s so funny, thanks for the laugh!

    Peggy~It’s CHEAP this time of year and we’ll go through most of it.

    Qualcosa~And that’s something I just don’t do…usually. Now I know why!

    Songbird~I’d encourage you to teach him, but he probably could never see over the steering wheel.

    Jay~LOL Boy have I got you fooled!

    Kari~It’s good to know that I can always count on you!

    Writer~As I had to be at the school for most of the day anyways, I took it. Last year I imposed a $5 fine if they needed anything. Amazingly I never got any more calls after that!

    Cheryl~Let’s just hope this year was a fluke!

    Kell~Hmmm…I don’t think it matters at that point. I’ll have to ask her about it, just to plant the seed. It’s so fun to mess with kids. πŸ™‚

  19. mjd says:

    With alarm clock and the coffee pot not working, maybe you had a electrical outage during the night. Or maybe your family was so exhausted from the first day of school that you were suffering from personal power outages of sorts. May the rest of your school days be pleasant and efficient.

    I love the organized purchases. I need a KT in my house and my classroom.

  20. lavidaboca says:

    KT’s organizing is great! I do the same thing at Target as I am checking out.

    The second day of school gives you just enough time to feel “safe” after a good first day, doesn’t it? I hope the rest of the week and school year are much calmer and you have a chance to put on CLEAN clothes next time you’re in a rush (ha! I have to laugh because I’ve done the same thing!!!).

  21. Jocelyn says:

    And what we really want a photo of is you and your fly-away hair and those stinky clothes. Great mental image!

    I love this post. I pretty much love all your posts. But you’ve so accurately described the kind of morning that makes the day feel 37 hours long…yet it’s only 9 a.m.

    Maybe your girls need to give up the stringed instruments?

  22. titus2woman says:

    OH GIRL! LOL! I would have DIED! (Me foudation garmentless is a very scary thing~they’re like, down to my kness! TMI?) You are a winner of a Mom! (((((HUGS))))) sandi

  23. Dorky Dad says:

    Wow. That’s really organized. Does she label her socks?

  24. wolfbaby says:

    ohh man do i know that feeling, sorta i have a niecie girl;)

    it seems to run in the family ehh *smiles*

  25. JennieBoo says:

    Man, I wish I was that organized. What grade is she in again? Seems very mature and level headed!

    Happy school daze!