The awkward hour

Right now the awkward hour is happening here 😒

The hour between when the middle school kids get picked up and when the elementary kids get picked up 🚃

It's a waste of a perfectly good hour if you ask me! There isn't enough time to really get much done, and the kids leaving next have been ready since before the hour even starts.

They can sleep longer but noooo 💤

I just want to get the day started but since I head out to feed the animals as soon as the bus comes I don't want to get started inside because I'll have to stop soon anyway.

Sometimes it's my social media time, sometimes organizing business papers and statements.

Most days it is two kids pulling out papers from their bookbag that must come from some magical spot because I did not see them yesterday when I looked! The time for, oh yah I forgot I need a cereal box (easy enough) and a package of straws (nope), I have show and tell, but it has to fit this weeks theme(not a clue what it is), Momma did you put my coat in the dryer?(oops), did you sign my weekly folder(uh the one I haven't signed for 3 weeks?)

Yay my spring concert is tonight 🎤🎼

I NEED that monkey on MY bookbag, it's MINE (I have no clue whose it is or where it came from. Add another lump in my pillowcase because I have to now hide this "fight" monkey)

Still have 55 more minutes until that 3rd and final bus of the morning comes...

Now the guilt sets in, I can totally do dishes and probably 2 loads of laundry, but that hour time frame is daunting 🕒

The floor needs vacuumed, but I remember my 11 year old telling me the hose is clogged and instead of fixing that I figure thats a good reason to make the hubby feel useful later 😂

I can make a batch of lotion, but I like a completely clean kitchen for that and well, its not clean. 💦

The litterboxes need cleaned out, but what if I decide to make lotion?

I definitely dont want to have just cleaned litterboxes! 😹🐈

"MOMMA where is the picture I drew you?

The pretty one" 😲

My kids are my favorite things in the world! They really are! But that doesn't make mornings, or parenting any easier! There are days(ok minutes) I feel like I've got this! The rest of the time I'm just hoping for the best!

As the kids who I really thought were ready for an hour run out the door with yogurt on their cheek, teeth brushed(?), shoes on the right feet (dear God why can't my 6 year old master this) and semi matching outfits (because ALL the kids wear this) I hope I've at least made them feel loved!

*shit! Here is the bus and I see my youngest running back to me because I forgot her snack*

As the bus door closes, and this awkward hour comes to an end, I watch them bounce down the road and I miss the days I had a little one at home all day with me 😢

But I hear the cows out back reminding me I can now start my day.




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