The Early Bird Catches the Slacker Mom.
When I was a little girl, my mom’s first battle of the day was getting me out of bed in the morning.
In between getting herself dressed and making us breakfast, she’d pop her head in my room every few minutes, and try to hustle my lazy ass.
Now, I don’t know if this makes me a bad mom, but the morning routine around here is pretty much the exact opposite.
Luca wakes up, comes downstairs, and crawls into our bed…if he isn’t already in it, of course.
(Leo inherited the lazy gene, and sleeps in until someone wakes him.)
With one eye closed, I sweep my hand across the covers in search of the remote. Then, I flip on the television to buy myself at least two Super Whys worth of extra sleep.
This continues until, inevitably, I’ll glance at the clock and feel the panic set in.
Where are your shoes?
Have you brushed your teeth?
Please eat the rest of your breakfast.
Where’s your backpack? It’s time to GO!
Why are you naked again?!!!
Who peed on the floor?
Since last week was Spring Break, though, we were afforded a nice change in pace.
There was no rushing to have anyone ready for anything.
For me, this meant at least three Super Whys worth of extra sleep.
For Luca, it meant cold pizza for breakfast.
But, yesterday afternoon, I noticed Luca had been doing more than watching cartoons and eating pizza.
Apparently, while I was catching those extra few minutes of shut-eye, he was using my iPhone to hone his photography skills.
And, in doing so, he captured our mornings around here beautifully.
He got his lazy mom in all her drooling-glory…
He perfected the art of the selfie…
Then moved on to the more abstract…
It seems the kid spent quite a bit of time sharpening his skills…
And, I’m so grateful.
Because, this was just the wake-up call I needed to get the big picture.
The time has come for me to grow-up, be the adult, and make some changes on how I run things around here.
You know, like making sure my iPhone is locked in between snoozes.