Mornings are not fun here in our house...I don't know what it is. Well, I am not a morning person, so I know that plays a big part in the struggle. My children are 9, 7, & 4. We have one big rule in our house...when you get up, if mommy or daddy are not awake, go down to our room. This rule has had to be made because often times, even though my alarm is set well before we need to get up, my children will get up, sneak around, take food into their rooms, pee in the their rooms, trash their rooms, throw things at each other, destroy the bathroom, run around like crazies...the list continues...
Every night before turning lights out for bed I very clearly say...if you get up before mommy, Get up, get dressed, come to my room. "Ok Mommy" is what I get everytime. Well, this morning, my alarm had not even gone off yet and I hear things falling from everywhere and see an inner tube in the hallway. I had the 4 year old in my bed sleeping, so I know she wasn't the guilty one. Which leaves the 2 older ones. When I ask my daughter why she didn't obey the rule, she said she was trying to but her brother was making her do this or that. Bologna!! You are your own person...please turn that sweet little brain of yours on!!!
I go upstairs to the girls room to find a box thrown down their steps with shoes all over the place...clothes everywhere...a disaster zone. Ugghhh...I hate mornings like this. I get so upset and frustrated, when it is such an easy concept...get up, get dressed, come down to my room. And to top off the awesome morning I had...my daughter was going to wear old jeans to school, and I told her that that wasn't going to work, so she takes them off and stands in front of me buck naked...when I say where are your underwear she claimed she didn't have any. Yep...she was going to go to school with no underwear on people. She had peed the bed and didn't tell me and thought she was going to get away with it. Oiy!
Now all 3 kids are at school...I think I am going to go take a nice hot bath...even though I should be cleaning and taking advantage of the time to get some things done! Eh....it'll be there when I get out of the tub!!