There are very few things I can name that I am guaranteed to do every single day. There is a giant list of things I wish I could say that I did every day. And some things flip flop between these two lists.
Every day I can at least say that I have provided my family with edible food (whether home-cooked or picked up from a restaurant.) Ok, that’s simple and easy because hey, I have to eat too. And I’m not going to feed myself without feeding those around me as well. Yes, I do get greedy with some of my food (that chocolate bar is MINE!) But it’s hard to eat something without sharing, a habit I do hope my precious little child picks up.
Changing diapers. Another easy thing to put on my list. No mom wants to be that mom who lets her child sit in an overflowing poo or pee diaper all day long. Plus, the smell gets horrendous after a while. So, I change diapers, at least until we can get this potty training thing down (hopefully this summer, fingers crossed!)
Going to sleep. Yes, another wonderful thing that happens every day. I am fortunate that I have been able to get back into a decent sleeping pattern again. No, it’s not as good as it was before having a child, but it’s there. Most days I get enough sleep to not feel tired the next days. Easy, done every day, no complaints.
Waking up. Ugh. The worst part of the day. I am NOT a morning person. I truly believe mornings are evil. Now, you might be thinking, “But you’re a mom, you have to be a morning person!” No. No. No. No. Even with enough sleep and choosing when I get up, I don’t function well for a while. I feel bad for my kiddo every morning because he is ready to talk up a storm and play and play. But mommy is not. She doesn’t want to talk, she just wants to sit and stew in her own little world until her mind has come out of the trance of sleep.
There is one thing that I try to make a priority first thing in the morning. I find that it helps to make mornings feel a little less evil and helps me get started in a better mood. I try to make my bed every morning. I find that this simple act makes me feel productive at the start of my day. Some days I even put it on my to-do list for an easy check off. (Let’s face it, it feels REALLY good to check things off on your to-do list!)
What do you do to help get your mornings going? This mommy is looking for any and all ideas to help her mornings be less painful because mornings are evil!