And we’re back. Back to work, back to daycare, back to life.
The alarm clock buzzed this morning and it was like we never had a Spring Break at all. Out of bed, shower, coffee, wake up girls… back to our routine. Except we are a little rusty.
Maddie didn’t want to wear short sleeves because she was cold so I gave her a different shirt but she didn’t want a different shirt, she wanted the Ariel shirt but she didn’t want to be cold with short sleeves so we finally settled on the Ariel shirt over a long sleeve shirt.
Katie didn’t want Mommy to come in her room and wake her up, she wanted Daddy but Daddy is at work so she had to settle for Mommy.
Katie didn’t want me to pick out a bow for her hair, she wanted to do it herself.
Maddie wanted to share her milk with Katie but she forgot that Katie doesn’t always remember how to drink out of a regular cup so instead of drinking it, Katie spilled it all over her shirt and Maddie cried because she was only trying to be nice and share.
I tried not to look at the crumbs all over the floor from Maddie’s breakfast because I knew we were dangerously close to being late and we had to hurry but my eyes wouldn’t stop staring and I had to quickly grab the broom and sweep the floor.
Katie didn’t want me to help her put on her shoes, she wanted to do it herself.
Katie didn’t want to wear the white jacket, she wanted to wear the pink polka dot jacket even though it was too cold for that jacket so she took the white jacket off (twice) and threw it on the ground (twice) and I finally had to speak sternly and insist on the white jacket and they both cried because I “yelled”.
We finally got in the car to leave but Katie started crying because Maddie brought a teddy bear so Katie wanted her monkey and now we were late but I knew I couldn’t listen to “me mon-keeeeeee, Katie mon-keeeeeeeee” wails the whole time so I had to run back in the house and up the stairs and back down and out to the car with the monkey.
I forgot my travel coffee mug at home and there was no way I had time for a stop at Dunkin’ Donuts. Coffee-less. Ugh.
The teachers at daycare were so happy to see Maddie and Katie after a week off so there was a lot of hugging and small talk and smiles and I was trying not to tap my foot and look at my watch.
Yep, we’re back. A little rusty and a little late, but we’re back.