Posted by Anonymous
on February 18th, 2013 at 8:58 AM
I wake up at the last possible minute before I need to get my kids up to get my oldest to kindergarten on time. We basically get up, get dressed, and then I shoo them out of the house and into the car. They both eat their breakfast at school. And some mornings, especially on Monday mornings, after I drop them off and before I go to work, I stop at a coffee shop and have a blissful, peaceful breakfast all by myself. I take my time eating and enjoy the bustling atmosphere around me while I sit quietly and look at the news on my phone. Sometimes I feel guilty. I could have breakfast at home with my kids, but that would entail waking up earlier which is just so unappealing to me. Plus making something and then cleaning up after the two messy little ones is time consuming and stressful. I could eat breakfast in my car, like I do most mornings, and get to work a little earlier. But sometimes I just don't feel like a granola bar and a banana. The truth is, the 20 or so minutes I have to myself with my coffee and my bagel in the morning are probably the best 20 minutes of my whole day. I love my kids beyond words, but the relief of dropping them off and knowing they're in good, safe hands, and having a few minutes to myself before delving into my stressful job is so relaxing.
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