Look at this picture. Is this a reality for any of you? Breakfast at the table as a family. I watch sitcoms where the mother is all dressed and ready, the lunches are packed, scrambled eggs and bacon are on the stove, juice is being poured out of a beautiful glass pitcher, the kids come down dressed and ready for school, Dad is reading the newspaper, and they’re discussing the upcoming day’s events. Give me a break! Sure there is a little banter and some eye-rolling, but it’s still just nice. Is this actually possible?
My reality…being lucky enough to get through my shower before anyone wakes up, and not hearing that dreadful knock on the bathroom door letting me know the race is about to begin. Who has time for all this breakfast bonding? Our morning routine is a race. No matter how much prep is done at night it’s still chaotic.
“I told you to get dressed.”
“Are you dressed yet?”
“Why aren’t you dressed yet!!!?” as my blood pressure starts to rise to an unhealthy level then I realize another little bugger has woken up and is added to the mix. This means I have to finish getting ready for work really fast before I have to play referee.
My idea of breakfast in the morning? Yeah, that’s only for the kids. Waffles or cereal boys? You’re not going to find me making omlets, pancakes, or scrambled eggs.
Shoes! Don’t get me started. If they put their shoes in the shoe tray every day we wouldn’t be on a mission every morning trying to the find them. Then there is the constant reminder to actually put them on their feet….20 times. Don’t forget the socks!
My morning routine is nothing like the shows I see on TV. I don’t even get my coffee until we’re out the door and pulling through the drive-thru of the coffee shop. We’re lucky to make it out the door on time nevermind have time to sit around the table as a family eating a hot breakfast.
You could say it’s just the life of a family, but even when it was just my husband and I it was never like that. Take the show Friends for instance. It always baffled me. How the heck do they have time to get up, get ready for work, and still sit and relax at Central Perk or in Monica’s kitchen. You wouldn’t find me going to a friend’s house for breakfast before going to work. It’s absurd.
I know, it’s a TV show. It’s not reality. But still can you imagine having that picture perfect morning every day.
What are your mornings like? Are you mornings ANYTHING like that?