Lazy Fridays

Well, not entirely lazy...we do have playgroup at 10 am. But compared to Mondays and Wednesdays when we have Tiny Tots (another playgroup in town) at 9 am, things are so much more relaxing. On Monday and Wednesday, I rarely make it to Tiny Tots on time, and here is why. Belle wakes up around 7:30 (give or take 15 minutes) and I let her watch 20 minutes of Curious George to let her fully wake up and also to give me time to finish whatever it is I have going on at that moment, whether it's drying/curling my hair, making the bed, starting laundry, etc. When she's done with her show, it's "breakfast time". Although, being the non-eater that she is, she takes F-O-R-E-V-E-R to eat her food. And it's not like I give her a huge meal...it usually only consists of fruit and yogurt/cereal these mornings. It is a struggle to get her to finish her food and then get her dressed on time.

I must admit, this task might not be so time consuming if I didn't have another little one I have to get ready as well. Grahm wakes up about 8 (thankfully at least he is a morning person) and I get going on his breakfast right away. He doesn't take long, but he does make a huge mess! So in between his spoonfuls, I'm trying to get Isabelle to eat her food. But she would just rather play than sit and eat.

So, needless to say, Monday and Wednesday mornings are extremely hectic. I love our other mornings where we can just take our time getting ready. Yet I'm usually late on Fridays for playgroup because it takes forever to get two kids (and myself) bundled up in our coats, boots, hats, and scarves and then get everyone buckled up. I can't wait for summer where we get to eliminate all the bulky outerwear. Of course, around that time, I'll have another one to get bundled up. Well, I can't imagine it will get any more crazier or hectic than it already is. *grins*

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