Asalaam Alaikum/Hi All
So it was munchkins first day of school today after the holidays!
Last year there was usually a mad rush in the morning as I got her ready for school, got myself ready for work, made our lunches, cleaned out the budgies seeds and water and fed the rabbit. I even tried getting up a bit earlier last year so I wasn’t rushing around like a headless chicken 5 minutes before we were due to leave the house, but even that never worked. No matter how early I got up I was still rushing around at the last minute- doesn’t make sense does it?
But today I was chilled out, which was surprising seeing as it was her first day of her second year and I had no idea where her classroom was. I knew roughly which direction it was in, just didn’t know the exact location.
I put munchkin downstairs to have her breakfast which for some odd reason can take her 30 minutes to 45 minutes to eat.
A small bowl of cereal.
Well anyway I decided I wasn’t going to get frustrated but just told her that if she didn’t eat it quickly I would leave for work and she could stay home alone!
It worked! She managed it in 20 minutes.
So all was ok and we were not rushing around. For once we wouldn’t be running out the door with me shouting ‘Grab your stuff quick or we are going to be late!’
I knew it was too good to be true. At the last minute I remembered I had forgotten to feed the rabbit and change his water. And then the budgie was being stubborn and didn’t want to get back in his cage (I let them have a fly around first thing in the morning if they want to). I ended up spending a couple of minutes coaxing him back into the cage.
So yet again it was a mad rush to get out the house and get to school in time.
And to make it worse, it started raining when I went to pick her up at the end of the day! Oh the joys of the school run! I hate it!
And to make matters EVEN worse I took her to the hairdressers after school to get her hair cut. She has headlice!
What a great start!!