Walshes Do Mornings

  I have been back at work for nearly 3 months. THREE….I thought it was just parenting time that flew by, but apparently it is life in general these days.  My pre-back to work morning plan was this:  I would get up at 5:30, get myself all ready to go, wake up Miss Z at 6 and that would give us about 45 minutes to get her dressed, have breakfast, get organized and leave the house.  Aaand now back-to-work me laughs at former me thinking I could plan such things.  Z is not the world’s greatest sleeper and so she has been getting up for the day anywhere from 4-6am.  Coupled by a random sleep regression, no one in our house is sleeping all that much and our mornings are not the seamless flow that I anticipated.  We do a complicated dance of trying to get ready while juggling someone who is in need of attention and doesn’t understand our urgency about dressing and not playing.  It is funny though that the insanity is starting to become routine and we are finding ways to adapt.
We had minimal sleep last night due to said sleep regression, and we were both grumbly and miserable when the alarm went off.  I thought we were all going to leave the house snippy with each other, but  we managed to pull it together.  We had a dance party to Taylor Swift in the kitchen while Garret made shakes for breakfast and I got made up/hair done/teeth brushed (downstairs bathroom is just off the kitchen) Z was getting all upset about not being allowed to play in the fridge so Garret grabbed his phone and saved the day.  Zo loves dancing and G just cranked some tunes and the three of us took a break from being tired and shook it in the kitchen.  Not part of my original intricately plotted morning routines, but a total, total game changer for our day.

Trying to get ready and a little person is crawling up my leg...mama/daughter selfies it is.  My phone is so big it's like another person in the photo

Trying to get ready and a little person is crawling up my leg…mama/daughter selfies it is. My phone is so big it’s like another person in the photo

New fave hobby--trying to open the fridge. She then points at everything, says "me?" and flips out if I don't let her walk around the house with a glass bottle of maple syrup...yeah sorry kid I don't think so

New fave hobby–trying to open the fridge. She then points at everything, says “me?” and flips out if I don’t let her walk around the house with a glass bottle of maple syrup…yeah sorry kid I don’t think so

keeping a little bit busy organizing Tupperware while eating toast

Keeping a little bit busy organizing Tupperware while eating toast…behind the scenes I am frantically packing up the rest of our lunches and making coffee–survival mode

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