getting up before anyone else in the house
so that you can shower and be happy and wide awake
when you provide back rubs and snuggles and silliness to everyone else who has to get up
but doesn’t want to.
making 3 hot breakfasts for your family
and packing 2 nutritious lunches
and grabbing a bowl of dry cereal for yourself to eat in the carpool line…..
only to give the cereal to your kids to snack on
and hearing them spill the cereal all over the backseat.
driving straight from carpool to the self-serve car wash
to vacuum up the cereal
because the thought of it crunching every time the boys get in and out
But the self-serve car wash/vacuuming center is closed because it is still so early
And you wonder, if it is truly self-serve, why are there business hours
And then you contemplate eating that one big piece of cereal off the floor because is it really that dirty?
(you still haven’t had breakfast)
not fretting about your breakfast that is still sitting in the floor of the van
because eventually the self-serve car wash will open.
You might remember to eat breakfast…..or lunch
and if all else fails, there is always, always iced coffee.