I’m not good with mornings.
Not that I’m not a morning person. I can get up and be emotionally present and have deep thoughts before 9 am. Before 6 am, even. I like waking up and going out to run. I enjoy a good sunrise. I’m just not good at all the logistics of mornings with my kids and me together having to go places.
Full disclosure: I work from home now, so I’m now able to focus only on the kids until they’re off to school, and then deal with myself. But those years we all had to be totally equipped for the day before leaving the apartment for our 45-minute subway ride to the kids’ school followed by another 40 minutes to my office, well, I might still have some trauma from that.
However, I have learned a ton of tips and tricks that, on the 3-4 occasions I’ve done all of them together in the last five years, have gotten all of us where we need to be without leaving me feeling like I need to run away to join the circus. I’m passing them on to you in hopes that you might be smarter than I am and actually use these tips every day to make mornings easier for you and your kids.
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Good luck, and may the force be with you.
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