Friday, March 4, 2011

Morning Joe!

     My relationship with my "morning joe" is my closest thing to having an affair in my life. I am a passionate coffee drinker!!! After reheating my coffee this morning in the microwave three times, I wondered if any other moms out there experience mornings like I do. And usually the number of times I have to reheat is equivalent to how the morning is going.  I have always been a "morning person", but it's funny how kiddos change so many parts of our lives. 
      My two year old and four year old share a room and my baby boy is practically in the same room.  A typical day is waking up to all three kids chatting or crying over the monitor and I am rolling over trying to figure out how not to face my day. A non-typical day is me getting up at the crack of dawn taking a shower, drinking a cup of coffee(without reheating it at all), and sitting down for some quiet time on my couch. It's happened about twice in my life. Which one do you think makes for a better day?
     Let's just say this morning did not start with the latter agenda. There's always a point in my morning when I finally "surrender" to the day, but it usually occurs after finally drinking  two thirds of my coffee.  (My mother-in-law got me a single-cup coffee maker for Christmas and that has become an essential part of my day...the quick fix! )
       I am at the point now in my day when surrender(don't you just love that word?) has happened...I have turned off the tv, acknowledged that we have an entire ranch to explore, and actually changed the diapers that are hanging between the legs of two of my munchkins.  The kiddos and I are talking about our day's activities and my little princess is contemplating exchanging her tutu for blue jeans and becoming a cowgirl once again.  But, it all started the same as most days, with my reheated cup of joe.  Anyone out there have to reheat today?
They've changed my mornings forever, but I will love them forever.

This one is just so darn cute and actually
I have not changed his diaper yet.


becca said...

ha! this post made me laugh. i'm just now loving my coffee again after hating it the first 4 1/2 months of pregnancy. think this morning was a reheat 3 times kind of morning. hope you're doing well!
becca burtoft

Greta said...

Hey Brooke - this is Greta, Julie Loftin's sister. She accidentally left a comment on my blog under your account (that's how I found your blog!)
Anyway, I totally relate to this. In fact, just yesterday I was realizing I "lost" my coffee 3 times. You know I have to stick it in the microwave each time!

Alisha said...

My favorite line "my relationship with my "morning joe" is my closest thing to having an affair in my life"!! I HAVE to have my coffee every morning. I don't have kids, but there are days where I have to reheat my coffee too ;) Great post!

Anonymous said...

Oh Brooke...I love this post. I obviously have not experienced this, especially since I don't drink coffee, oh wait, or have children of my own, but I can only imagine. After watching two little boys this week I get a much better picture of what it must be like...crazy!! Love you wonderful lady!!

Melissa: Write it in Lipstick said...

I have those days, except I dont drink coffee and those are the days I wish I did.LOL.

Anywho I am happy to say I am your newest follower and I hope you can stop by and perhaps follow too :)

Write it in lipstick

Carrie Vonderheide said...

I love this I am a daily re-heater myself. Hi Brooke- my name is Carrie, and I am a long-time friend and former roommate of Molly's! I also have 3 kids 4 and under (my son turned 4 in Jan, my daughter turned 2 in Feb, and my baby girl is 5 months old. I am a new SAHM since the arrival of Nora Grace, and I like to unwind after bedtime by reading various blogs so have added yours to my "favorites." Looking forward to reading more in the future! :)

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