Manic Monday QOTD

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Manic Monday QOTD
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Mon, 02-05-2007 - 10:03am

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Mon, 02-05-2007 - 12:04pm

About as long as it took for me to offer to make eggs on toast for breakfast! Derek has testing all this week at school, so I am trying to get a good, big, protein heavy breakfast down him in the morning. So instead of our usual cereal, I made eggs.

He does hate to shower in the morning, though.... it's always lovely to hear the very first words out of his mouth be whining! :D

Susan

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Mon, 02-05-2007 - 8:32pm

Mark is and always has been super easy to get moving in the morning. As soon as he sees lights on, he pops out of bed to get dressed. And the best part is that he tracks me down to give me a huge bear hug! BUT he has to do everything in the morning routine BY HIMSELF, and God forbid if anything upsets the routine.

Steven is much slower to respond, and it normally takes 2 or 3 visits into their bedroom to make sure he's moving. I even still pick out his clothes and put them up on his bunkbed--Mark would NEVER allow me to do that!

I get the kids up, make sure they're dressed, and eating breakfast before I leave for work, then DH gets them to the bus stop near the sitter's house. This morning was interesting since I didn't realize that school was closed for the extreme cold, so the boys could have slept in, but I got them moving anyway! And then spent most of my drive into work on my cell phone headset making sure that we had child care for the day.

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Tue, 02-06-2007 - 12:36pm

Well since this was a Monday question, dd didn't have to get motivated as school was cancelled! I snuck in her room and shut her alarm off, she got up at 7AM and thought we were going to be late for school. LOL! Just about the entire state of WI had cancelled school due to windchills ranging from -30-40. Today the temp

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Tue, 02-06-2007 - 11:51pm

Hi Donna!

I don't think I have seen you around for a while. Am I going nuts? :D I love your new siggy - what a gorgeous girl Brionna is getting to be! And isn't that your 'puppy?' She certainly grew up!

Susan

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Wed, 02-07-2007 - 11:04am
Hey Susan, Thanks! I pop in now and then but sometimes just lurk. Yeah our puppy is pretty much fullsized now, she is 8 months now, still a little spitfire but at least she seems to nap more now too. LOL! I loved this pic I took of Brionna dressed up for the GS Cinderella ball, makes her look older than 7 though!
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Wed, 02-07-2007 - 4:16pm

Can I ask a question? I am trying

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Wed, 02-07-2007 - 4:58pm

I guess maybe having an only child I don't have that many issues with her that I need to address or need help with.

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