Today’s Inspiration: Life of a Type-A Mom

I imagine there are a lot of moms that chill and refuse to make their mornings crazy. I am guessing they are good at not sweating the small stuff and just doing the basics each morning to get everyone up and off to school. Then there are the rest of us moms.  We are type-A, perfectionistic, organizational neat freaks who want everything done. This is the category I fall into. Here’s what I did today, all before 8am:

Woke up at 5:45 so I could shower before I got the kids up for school. Got the little ones up first, fed them breakfast and got a cup of coffee. While they ate breakfast, I cleaned cat litter and fed all the pets, emptied the dishwasher, folded a load of clothes, and made all the beds. Then I got the girls dressed, helped them with hair, got breakfast put away, loaded up backpacks and lunchboxes, took a  sip of my now-cold coffee, and got the girls in the car to drive them to school.  Back home fifteen minutes later, and ready for Round Two…

Got my middle schooler up for school, made her breakfast, reheated my cup of coffee, went up to make her bed, swept the hardwood floors and put the laundry away (that I folded earlier), ironed my middle schooler’s  uniform pants, and ate my breakfast and enjoyed my coffee (now needing reheated a second time this morning) while she went up to get dressed. Got online to order yearbooks for this year (wasted 15 minutes trying to order them—the site kept booting me off, so that was a waste of time). I managed to write this and get all my work things together so I could get out the door to head to my job by 8…

Am I the only mom who is swirling around like a tornado in the morning trying to get a million things accomplished before my work day starts? I cannot stand coming home to a messy, disorganized house after work. There are way too many activities after school that if something doesn’t get done in the early morning hours, the rest of my week falls behind quickly. What is your morning like?