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Hungry Kids = Bad Mom


I’m just gonna throw it out there….

I. Am. A. Bad. Mom…..

Just ask them.

My boys attend public schools (despite my protesting)

So that means, the nonsense begins at about 6:30am. The “plan” is to pull out of driveway between 7:30-7:35.

Things 1 through 3 get themselves up every morning….li

But Things 4 and 5…..A.N.O.T.H.E.R. story here.

It’s as if I go back and forth from each Bedroom……

“Cole wake up” {insert shaking of body}

and back, and for, and back and forth…..

We have attempted water, setting off house alarms, ice, yanking blankets, lifting person from the bed….

We have tried bribing, and punishing, and yelling (only this is one of the times I’m not just yelling because it’s already loud) and even occasionally I remember to try Grace.

So, truth is….

An English breakfast

An English breakfast (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I’m so wrapped up in waking them, that I rarely have time to prepare a breakfast. Nor, do they really have time to eat it. Regardless of how simple, or elaborate it may be.

And now, Mom is stressing, Things 1 and 2 are yelling at Things 4 and 5 (because even though they get up on time, they too will now be late)

Even to late to catch breakfast AT school….

What kind of Mother allows her children to miss the most important meal of the day?

I literally grieve over this every. single. day as I drop them off.

Now, I know that it’s likely that part of our morning issue starts the night before (that’s a whole other post)

I have tried starting earlier, I have tried preparing breakfasts ahead of time, I have tried many, many things….

Weary Moms out there, do you struggle with this?

Do your boys really enjoy their morning sleep?

How do you help them achieve a balanced morning?

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