Each work morning is the same rushed routine in our house. There always a sense of lateness in the air and if the OH had his way we would get a minute by minute announcement fairly loudly.

Little Z runs around happily whilst we run around shushing him, trying to remind him the neighbours will be sleeping. Trying to get ready and get him ready all at once. Trying to remember all the bags, all the laptops and all the toys that have to go with him to Nana’s house. A military mission day in, day out. As quietly and as quickly as we can.

Packing everyone into the right cars, with the right bags, the right laptops and the right toys. Shouting morning to the neighbour affectionately named “Morning” by Little Z, always asking if he can touch her dogs. “Not right now”, we tell him. Maybe later when we come home.

It’s a nice sort of rush. Sometimes stressful, sometimes tiring. But overall, one that is our normal and our routine.

Then every once in a while its really lovely not to rush in the morning. Not to remember all the bags. And not to worry about disturbing neighbours. Sometimes it’s nice just to wake up and see sunshine and admire the view. Even if its a temporary one.


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  1. Sarah MumofThree World December 4, 2013 / 7:26 am

    I love the thought of your OH giving his minute by minute countdown of how things are going! We always feel like we’re late too, but somehow everything falls into place at just the right time. Lovely view 🙂

  2. Ben December 4, 2013 / 1:20 pm

    I remember those mornings well when trying to get 2 children out to the childminder, so glad things are more relaxed now. Although the main challenge is stopping Henry waking Matilda up 🙂
    But nothing beats a week or so of slow holiday mornings…
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  3. Charly Dove December 4, 2013 / 3:05 pm

    What a fabulous photo Tas, must have been great to wake up to that every day. The rushing is so frustrating especially when it’s because your toddler has hidden her shoes!

  4. older mum in a muddle December 4, 2013 / 7:50 pm

    Even though I’ve just come back from a holiday, I want to be where that picture is. Now! It’s so annoying to have to rush sometimes in the morning, it should be a peaceful time, I’m always clock watching that I get Little A to pre school on time. X
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  5. Tinuke December 4, 2013 / 9:46 pm

    That is me every morning! Rushing around like a headless chicken then feeling a sense of calm when I realise we are dead on time and in fact I’m too early at the child minder’s house!
    The picture is lovely, I’ longing for a holiday!
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  6. A Patchwork Life December 4, 2013 / 10:00 pm

    So much to remember in the mornings! I’m quite good at making sure the kids have what they need, but often forget some of my stuff. Isn’t it always the way?
    Lovely to take your foot off the pedal for a bit and enjoy a fab view like that! x
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  7. HelpfulMum December 4, 2013 / 11:45 pm

    Mornings are so stressful! I love your photo and the idea of taking it easy every now and again.
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  8. WallyMummy December 6, 2013 / 5:07 pm

    I am totally the same – always rushing! And usually always late and having forgotten something… lol x Lovely pic – Wish I had that view for a morning or two too 😉 xx
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