Sitting on my bed
Facebooking on the laptop
Watching a SATC rerun
Eating a Snickers ice cream bar
All at the same time! Yes...I can multi-task.
Somehow I've got to add in a few other things tonight, such as Charlie's book report that's due on Thursday and is
One thing I'm particularly proud of is how I'm learning to work with Charlie's morning grumpiness. This child, when woken up, has the most unhappy demeanor I've ever seen in my 33 years. Instead, I've taken a less aggressive approach to how he wakes up.
This morning I started with going in his room and putting out clothes for him to wear. (He usually picks his own, but this gets him out of his deep sleep.) Then I leave the door open and go turn the TV on to listen to the news while I make our lunches. By the time I go back in, he's woken up "on his own" and isn't quite the monster he would have been if I've shaken him awake. After that it's all about the baby steps of getting ready. One thing at a time with a little break in between leads to a lot less arguing. We actually managed to get out the door today with very little difficulty, and I call that a success.
If only I could have as much luck with the book report!