Some mornings.....to be honest.....suck. This was one of those mornings. Kaylen woke up with a chip on her shoulder which came out via an attitude that is hard to deal with when my brain isn't quite awake yet. That, of course, set of Kelton.
She dressed herself without complaint but wow. Can I just say this is her best outfit yet? I didn't take a photo because, as I said, the morning sucked.
I was still in the shower when the the mommy demands started. You know what I'm talking about; "MOM! I want...!" "MOM! I need....!" "MOM! Kelton/Kaylen is bugging me!" "NO I'M NOT! S/HE IS BUGGING ME!" I took a few deep breaths and started dealing with all the issues while I got dressed, made beds, started laundry, made breakfast and lunches, etc. Then.....they pushed and pushed even further and I blew. My blood pressure shot up and I couldn't think beyond "STOP! JUST STOP!"
Let's just say that by the time the bus arrived I was more than happy to kiss them goodbye and send them on into their day.
Now I need to calm myself back down and get my day back on track (well - as best I can. I have a lot of stress going on today in various other manners). It's amazing to me how mornings like this affect the entire day - not just for me but for the kids too. I'm pretty sure Kelton will be getting into trouble a lot today for messing around. Kaylen? I'm not sure how it will affect her. Time will tell.
The other day when she was stressed, she ended up in the health room twice for silly things. I guess I should just be happy she figured out a way to manage her stress without totally losing it. :)
Breathe. Breathe. Breathe. Just breathe. It's just another day.