The morning starts off with the sound of a trumpet playing followed by singing, giggling, and clapping. No I have not lost my mind completely. These sounds are not just in my head. They are the sounds of my household getting ready for the day. I make it a point to wake up earlier than everyone so I can try and get myself ready before the craziness begins but somehow I’m always running late. My other half is a musician so he’s warming up and vocalizing, my baby girl is crawling around giggling, clapping and I’m trying to finish putting on my make-up. We have the Disney Channel on in one room and of course the Today Show in another – the Today Show, just like my coffee is essential to the start of my day.
As any mommy can relate (working, stay-at-home, single or married) mornings can be full of chaotic activity. Being a first time mom with a 9 month old, there are days when I feel like we have finally fallen into a routine then there are days when I feel my life will never have structure again. Part of what makes this new journey exciting is not knowing what to expect each morning. Once my other half is heading out the door with our baby girl, no matter how rushed I am, I make it a point to stop everything give her a kiss, tell her I love her and send her off. It’s so important to take those little moments for ourselves and our children.
It may seem to my co-workers that I have it all together, little do they know that I’m finishing up my make-up and checking for formula/spit up stains on my clothes in the parking lot. So far the worst thing that has happened to me since returning to work is forgetting to wash the conditioner off my hair. Ah you gotta love Morning Madness