So today started out a great morning….I got up on time, went through my usual morning routine without a hitch. It took a little prodding to get Tasha out of bed, but the other two were already awake and everyone seemed to get done with breakfast early even…except Kevin who decides to color with markers when he’s supposed to be brushing his teeth and doesn’t listen the 10 times that I ask him to go do it. But then….we’re out the door and I start the car. Tasha is supposed to be feeding the cat. She’s in the garage for like 4 whole min….which may seem like nothing, but when you have a schoolbus to catch-it’s a lot! Then she announces, she hasn’t fed the cat and she has to use the potty. I feed the cat, we hop in the car and drive down the road and I ask if she grabbed her backpack? Of course not! We drive back to the house like a crazy person and get her bag and then I proceed to lecture the kiddies on how they need to use the bathroom when they get up, yada, yada, yada.

We walk in the door and Annika does the “Mom,mom,” thing. She couldn’t say my name this morning without saying it 55 times in a row, not even giving me a chance to answer. Which inevitably drove me bonkers!

So, I escaped up to my room to vent and realized with irony that the scriptures that I read this morning were about not complaining and trying to love everyone. Also, as I’m typing this I do in fact, know that all these little annoyances are just that-annoyances and in the scheme of things they don’t matter. They just happened to catch me all at once and in the morning (everyone who knows me knows I am NOT a morning person).

Thus for the rest of the day, I’m going to focus on being more positive and like a duck-let the water roll off my back.


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