|Out the door, on the way to school|
One of the (many) things that has changed in the last few months, that has made life smoother and happier, is that I've finally managed to get a morning routine down that works. I've thought about this a lot and felt so grateful for it, and I was just reminded this past week of how much it helps me. I had been reading a super fun book, and after I got the kids off to school one morning, I had the thought of just getting Owen and Porter settled somehow and then curling up to read and read. But, I couldn't do it! And I felt so grateful to have finally gotten this morning routine in place.
(However, I've also found that much like getting back into running, even though my morning jobs, etc. are a great routine that I know I'm going to do (and really want to do), sometimes it is still really hard to tackle these same things again and again!)
And I still need to figure out a better breakfast making routine to help little Porter out. Now that he's really too big to hold while I fix breakfast, he's either clinging to my legs with desperate cries of "up! up! counter!" or sitting up on the counter helping/throwing breakfast ingredients on the floor :) I think I need to better enlist the help of Landon and Ellie for this time to help us have a little more peace for those few morning minutes. We'll see how it goes!