Mondays through Wednesdays are my days to get our daughter up and going to get to school.
You always get up around 7:10ish to do her hair and mop up some of the details I leave off (I’m sure she would have left her lunch at home many times were you not there to manage the final 5-10 minutes).
The biggest thing I appreciate is that you put on her shoes. Seriously. It sounds like a small thing, but here is what it is helpful and important to me and one of the reasons I love you:
- The shoes need to go on while I’m fixing the coffee for my long Atlanta commute.
- I’m a little stressed and manic at this point in the morning.
- I tend to sweat when I stress and am manic.
- Bending down to the ground and trying to tie a 6 yr olds shoes while she moves all around is frustrating.
- Typically, I sweat even more because of bending down and trying to tie her shoes.
- Oh yeah, I also normally have to gather my stuff and finish brushing my teeth, too.
There you have it. 6 relatively whiny reasons why I love that you help her put her shoes on.
Also, as I write this, I realize we both probably should actually teach her to take care of this herself. She is 6, after all.
Goal by this time in two weeks: Our 6 yr old daughter will be tying her own sneakers. It’s official. And I don’t have any readers to keep me accountable, so if it takes 2 months, then I’ll probably be okay.