We all have them.
Little crutches. The things we look forward to throughout the day as we wrestle toddlers into diaper-changing submission, chauffer kids to school and other activities, mediate fights ignited over one child looking at the other, when we open the restaurant that is our kitchen and when we run the marathon that is putting children in their beds for the night.
I’m always curious about the schedules other moms keep. I take great comfort in knowing that I’m not the only one who finds indescribable joy in drinking her morning coffee in silence (or to the dulcet tones of Soledad O’Brien) who spends the first two hours of her day maniacally getting kids ready and shuttling them to school, who sometimes hides from the kids so they can’t eat the microwave popcorn she just popped. Mine! I don’t want to share! You can’t make me!
There are a several things, rituals, I’ll call them, that I participate in throughout my day. I look forward to each of these as much as I looked forward to Christmas when I was little. Now, you might find it sad that I anticipate that first bite of my LUNA bar like other people look forward to vacations but, well, that’s my life right now. My LUNA bar is a mini vacation. And so are the other things you’re about to read about. I couldn’t make it through my day with out them.
What about you? What are your mini vacations throughout the day? What do you consider your mom must-haves?
You can also find Monica on her personal blog, The Girl Who.
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