Two meltdown’s before 8am? Yep, that was my Wednesday morning this week. It’s not pretty, but it happens.
We have a tight schedule in the mornings. Meaning that the later we get out of the house for school drop off, the less time I have to come home and get ready for work. My time to get ready for work in the mornings is already only 30 minutes even if we leave right on time. That being said, my 16 year old daughter started the morning by not getting out of bed to her alarm and waiting for me to come into her room. Then she proceeded to begin her negotiations to stay home for the day. I told her she had to go to school but she stayed in bed anyway. At this point it’s 5 minutes until time to leave. I storm into her room, turn on the light and flip out. This leaves me yelling and her crying. By nature, I’m not a yeller, but the situation got the best of me and this continued all the way to school.
I finally get home 15 minutes late, which means that I have 15 minutes to shower and get ready for work. Now, I have to admit that my morning mad dash to get ready does lead to a bit of a meltdown more times than not. But, I was determined to not let it happen this particular morning since I already completely freaked out once already. Let’s just say, I wasn’t successful.
On a positive note, I made it to work on time (my poor little 4 cylinder car) and made up with my daughter over text. All’s well that ends well.