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Friday, January 16, 2009

Life's Like That!

I am not a morning person. I have never been a morning person. And... I don't think I will ever become a morning person. Having said that - all mothers out there will know that - TOUGH LUCK - you better start doing morings with some measure of accuracy!
So... I tolerate mornings now. As long as I have my cup of coffee as soon as my eyes open, I feel I can tackle what's thrown at me. I may be (well I definitely am) abit slow... taking 5 minutes or more to change Kai's bum... but it does get done!
So, I wanted to set the scene for this morning...
I woke up at 5:30am and while the house was still quiet and cool I toddled to the kitchen to get my coffee fix... oh great... two dog poos, a dog wee and a gigantic tick are having a party on my kitchen floor. I flinch ever so slightly. So I put the kettle on and set about cleaning everything up. Then I go to fetch Kai to put him in the lounge and notice that he has an explosive nappy... I flinch ever so slightly again... So I set about changing (and washing) his bum!
All this before my coffee fix, and all (I dare say) done with speed and acuracy!
So! There is hope for me! I am slowly realising that I can take on alot more in the smaller hours of the day - even if I haven't had my coffee fix.
I don't enjoy it, but I can do it!
Motherhood has taught me to Show Up and do the work. I realised that before Kai I did things in my own time and only had myself to answer to - so naturally I was selfish and went about avoiding things I didn't like and gravitating towards those things that I did. Now, I need to do things that I don't neccessarily like, but I do them with love and the understanding that this is motherhood and I am Showing Up in the best way I know how!

Now I just need to work on my (attention-deprived...since Kai's arrival - shame) dogs and the scary tick!


Caden Paul said...

You make me laugh!


Lovin Mama said...

Motherhood has a way of bringing out the best in us! Malakai is such a handsome little guy.

Beth said...

Ooh, a mom after my own heart. A slow, sleepy morning is what I crave. With no surprises on the floor from pets or children!