This is my daughter. All she cares about when she wakes up is what’s for breakfast, the weather (so she can decide on an outfit) and whether to wear her hair up, or down. These are the musings of a 4 year-old.
When I wake up, my musings are a bit different but probably not unlike yours (humor me). When I wake up, I immediately think about when I can go to bed again. Oh yeah, and there is all that other stuff in between like what’s for dinner, or what will the homework be today? Oh and of course I cannot forget the big question. What’s for lunch?
Where I work, lunch is time to socialize so we rarely eat in. The morning begins with a flurry of emails. Where will we go? Who is going? Who is driving? That sort of stuff. Today I am hitting the gym on my lunch break so I am not joining the lunch time festivities.
In addition to all this, I often think about my to-do list:
- Pay orthodontist
- Donate items to “last day of school” party
- Get gifts for the teachers (my daughter has 6 preschool teachers and my son has 3)
- Sign-up for swim lessons
- Plant tomatoes
- Finish reading Prodigal Summer
- Finish listening to Thunderstruck
- Pick-up prescriptions
- Make 11 STAR props for community theatre
- Laundry, laundry, more laundry
Of course..this is just a drop in the bucket. I can’t seem to remember any other items at the moment. I am going to try a knock a few of those off right now.