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Morning personalities


On Mon thru Fri this is what happens pretty much every. single. morning. at our house when we wake up and begin our day...

My alarm goes off at the same time as Kendall and Cooper's (they get up and going on their own) but if I don't have somewhere to be that morning I turn it off and cover my head and pretend I don't have children running around my house. I'm usually dragged out of bed against my will 20 minutes later by Blake, who wants a "dwink". As soon as I'm up I'm awake and chirpy, it's just the getting up that's the hard part.

Kendall rushes through her morning chores and then asks to play her Nintendo DS. I say no, she can practice her piano, or sometimes I throw an "unload the dishwasher" or "fold these towels for me" in there. She's in the 4th grade and still hasn't caught on that if she took longer finishing her chores she wouldn't actually have to do extra ones for me. I love her for this and intend to milk it for as long as I can.

Cooper asks if he can have pop tarts for breakfast. Without fail. I say no. Without fail. He then drags his tail through his morning chores and usually is not done by the time we have to leave, which means he owes us time when he gets home from school. It's lots of fun!

Blake asks for oatmeal and Bambi. Every day. He has to wait until the kids are gone before he gets to watch a movie (Cooper doesn't need any more distractions), and it's always the same one, even when I offer him numerous other choices. I'm afraid to say that I'm ready to shoot Bambi myself at this stage.
I tell ya, the life of a two year old is tough.
Russell doesn't want to talk and doesn't want to be talked to. Luckily for him (and us) he is up and out the door long before the rest of us are awake so this doesn't cause any problems. Except in the rare case when I wake up and have to go the bathroom and then decide to chit chat a bit (because remember: up and chirpy), and then he tells me he can't HANDLE the talking and I huff off to bed again because I didn't want to speak to him ANYWAY! 

(I kid honey, I love you!)

And that pretty much sums it up.

So in a nutshell:
Mommy loves her sleep
Kendall rushes
Cooper drags
Blake is cute
Daddy is dangerous.


  1. lol again, such a wit and so candid, love you

  2. I think it needs to be mentioned that Russell is ONLY dangerous until he's eaten something for breakfast.

    Let's remember shall we the infamous "whistling" incident on the way to Kah-Nee-Ta where he almost killed us both.

  3. You want to kill Bambi like I want Pinocchio to be swallowed by that whale forever! Loved the nutshell and love you!

  4. I'm with Russell on this one. Until I have breakfast (and preferably a shower), it's best to tread softly. :)

  5. The whole thing was funny:) It sounds eerily familiar though. Especially the part about Kendall rushing to get ready in the morning and then being oblivious that her punctuality causes more chores. Derek has this same problem and we've made it all the way to the 6th grade and he still hasn't caught on. Oh the happy go lucky life of a sanguine!