Thursday, October 16, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #14

13 Things I do in the morning before I can get to a cup of coffee- not in any particular order...

1. feed the turtles and fish

2. get dressed...shower if lucky

3. put Ava on the potty

4. feed the kids

5. kiss my husband goodbye and throw some snacks in his lunchbox

6. let the dog and cat outside who stand impatiently waiting at the door and crying until they are free.

7. unload the dishwasher

8. grind coffee, fill pot, and turn it on in the hopes that I will get to it while it's still hot and still morning.

9. stop the arguing, crying, or food throwing at the table

10. I remind myself that having kids is a blessing and they are only small once while wiping off the walls of splattered food particles.

11. I remove the kids from the table, put Ava back on the potty again, start the mind-altering cartoons which will aid me in getting to my coffee sooner, and pour my first cup.

12. Gotta let the dog and cat back in now because both of them are afraid of the sprinklers.

13. Need to wipe Ava and dump her urine out, put coffee in microwave and reheat.

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Noelle said...

Hi, cool list! Wow, sounds like your mornings are pretty busy! I don't have kids yet, so I can't relate there. I quit coffee last year though, and now I drink tea which I let steep for about a half hour. So, in the meantime, while it's steeping, I'm checking email, twittering, and starting to read feeds. My TT is up at:

Jade, Will and Illy said...

I could never do all of that before having my first sip! I usually set mine on program so it starts up grinding just before my alarm goes off... I'll tell you, the scent of the warm roasted coffee is a nice way to wake up :)

I am, however, wishing "put the girl on the potty" was on my list of to-dos before coffee. Just getting her to USE the potty would be a blessing right now :P Happy TT!

marina said...

Feeding the turtles is not on my list, however, if my son keeps up his begging, i might just have a similar list to yours soon!

Alice Audrey said...

That's a lot.

Jade, Will and Illy said...

Thanks for the advice on the potty! My little girl is almost 18 months, and she has actually used the potty twice on her own accord- one time just #1, the other it was both! But we haven't been able to get her to do it regularly yet... Hopefully your techniques will work on her too! Have a great day!

siteseer said...

You have a very busy morning. I know my morning is usually so busy that I get more done in the first 2 hours than some people get done all day. That's before I even go to work. Great TT

anthonynorth said...

The type of morning I remember well when the kids were young.

Kristy said...

that was great and so true!