Hump Day Melee: Morning Meditation and Madness
As soon as I opened my eyes 30 minutes before my 5 a.m. alarm, I knew we were in for some trouble because my youngest kiddo was already up, preparing cereal and roaming the house. This is never good. My kiddos love to sleep, and when they get off schedule for whatever reason, attitudes ensue.
I started my morning prayer and meditation routine with 99.5 percent focus. That other .5 percent was waiting for the throwdown. I know you probably think if you're in prayer and meditation, why not be expectant for peace? Let's just say this isn't my first rodeo. These boys drop DEFCON level shade and tomfoolery when they're not rested, and it could be something as ridiculous as whether coughing produces more mucus or not. Yes, that was an actual argument that lasted longer than I care to share.
So, around 6:30 a.m., the raised voices broke my meditation mode. I was .5 percent sure this would happen, yet I was still annoyed when it did. I take extra care in planning my schedule. I purposely wake up an hour and a half before the rest of the house so that I can set the tone for the day, get my time in with the Almighty, get my workout done and prepare breakfast and such. These ingrates wouldn't let me be great.
There were no photo moments. My well-balanced breakfast was ignored, doors were slammed and feelings were hurt. It happens to the best of us and rest of us. I try to share a few happy, feel-good posts of the kiddos when I can, but rarely do people post about the fights, harsh attitudes, temper tantrums (yes, tweens still have them), broken rest and bags under eyes. That's what we had to offer this a.m. I was fit to be tired, but we had to regroup and somehow get it together before virtual learning and remote workdays began.
It's not always a Hallmark card scene. It's mostly the opposite. We're a rowdy bunch. We push each other's buttons. Get on each other's nerves. Aggravate the mess out of one another at times. But most of all, we love each other. Cheers to all of us humans out here doing the best we can to keep it together. If we happen to get a decent photo or two to post now and again, well, double kudos. We're not perfect, but we're imperfectly perfect for each other. Don't let social media fool you. We're a whole mess over here. :-)
In the Photo: That time we were pretending to be pirates instead of acting like them early in the a.m. LOL.