Friday, January 8, 2010

My Morning

One of my working mom colleagues had a particularly entertaining morning getting her toddler dressed and off to school by herself for the first time. I thought it was so hilarious that I just had to catalog my own morning routine. 

Here it is for your reading pleasure:
  • 1 alarm ringing at 6:00 a.m.
  • 1 tired mama observing silence from the baby monitor sitting on her bedside table
  • 1 mama hitting snooze
  • 1 alarm ringing at 6:09 a.m.
  • 1 still tired mama observing continued silence from baby monitor
  • 1 mama hitting snooze
  • 1 alarm ringing at 6:18 a.m.
  • 1 mama finally getting out of bed to brush her teeth, do her makeup and hair
  • 1 mama padding through darkness to kitchen to pull 2 baby bottles out of the fridge
  • 1 mama turning on computer to check her work website for "ice day" message.
  • 1 mama finds out office is still open for business
  • 1 alarm ringing at 6:28 a.m. to wake up 1 still sleeping daddy
  • 1 mama getting herself dressed while warming 2 baby bottles
  • 1 mama refreshing her internet browser to double-check work website for "ice day" message
  • 1 mama finding office is still open for business
  • 1 mama deciding to send a baby photo update email to the Grandparents at 6:38 a.m. so they and their subscribers don't get grouchy 
  • 2 babies chattering from their cribs at 6:40 a.m.
  • 1 mama packing her lunch and setting aside 2 clean, empty baby bottles for day care
  • 1 mama and 1 daddy saying good morning to 2 baby boys at 6:45 a.m.
  • 1 mama feeding 1 Weston while attached to a double breast pump at 6:50 a.m.
  • 1 daddy feeding 1 Charlie while watching the news
  • 2 parents depositing 2 babies back in crib to be changed at 7:10 a.m.
  • 1 mama changing 2 diapers while 1 daddy showers
  • 1 mama dressing 2 babies in warm, fleecy outfits to brave arctic blast on the way to day care
  • 1 mama depositing 1 Weston in a swing to play
  • 1 mama depositing 1 Charlie in a second swing to play
  • 1 mama making 2 bottles out of formula and previously pumped milk
  • 1 mama talking to 2 babies while packing pump supplies for the day
  • 1 mama pouring milk into a thermos for the cereal she will eat at work
  • 1 mama doing a final check of her work web site for "ice day" message. No dice.
  • 1 daddy entering kitchen fully dressed
  • 1 daddy helping 1 mama decide to make a pot of coffee at home so she doesn't buy any at work
  • 1 mama loading car with her 4 bags while coffee is brewing: 1 mama lunch, 1 laptop bag, 1 breast pump, 1 bag of baby items to donate
  • 1 mama and 1 daddy putting on coats while coffee finishes brewing
  • 1 mama and 1 daddy loading 2 babies into car seats
  • 1 mama and 1 daddy preparing 2 travel mugs of coffee (his inky black, hers almost white with copious amounts of hazelnut creamer added)
  • 1 mama and 1 daddy loading 2 babies and 2 baby bottles into car
  • 1 mama and 1 daddy drive 2 blocks to day care at 7:52 a.m.
  • 1 mama and 1 daddy have to park in day care lot because drop-off lane is completely full
  • 1 mama and 1 daddy deposit 2 babies in day care classroom
  • 1 daddy hands 2 baby bottles to day care teacher
  • 1 mama receives 1 bag of clean baby clothes from teacher due to baby blow out the previous day 
  • 1 mama and 1 daddy pat 2 babies on the back and wave bye
  • 1 mama and 1 daddy drive to work at 7:58 a.m.
  • 1 mama arrives at work at 8:20 a.m. still with warm coffee and cold milk for her breakfast

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