Morning Routine (with kids)
Ah, my mornings. I love them.
Ok, so I don’t always love prying myself out of my nice cozy bed, but here is what I do love:
A fresh start.
Walking into my beautifully clean kitchen.
Pouring that steaming cup of fresh coffee.
Greeting my kids as they wake up with rosy cheeks and sleepy eyes.
Taking a nourishing and huge breakfast out of the oven or off the stovetop and eating it at the table with my kids. (I’m nursing my baby, and I can EAT I tell you!)
Getting one kid off to school, and starting my day with a plan and a focus.
Is this a familiar scene in your home first thing in the morning?
I would venture to bet not.
I have always been pretty organized and had a decent system for getting my household chores done and yet somehow, my mornings seemed to be chaotic and stressful.
So, I took a really close look at what exactly was going awry with my mornings, and created a morning routine.
It made a world of difference let me tell you.
Now fast-forward a couple years, and I have had another baby, but my morning routine is still making my mornings a welcome event. Granted, it has had to be adjusted slightly as time has gone by. Newborn feedings and bus schedules are all subject to change, and the morning routine changes with those.
My mornings are not perfect. Sometimes I don’t get to bed early enough, or one of the little kids wakes me up in the middle of the night so I am grumpy and tired. Sometimes the kids are whining and difficult, and it makes things not so enjoyable.
However, our morning routine keeps things from ever getting far out of hand, and keeps my sanity ESPECIALLY on those not-so-awesome mornings.
You can see our entire morning routine, from the time I get up, to the time the kitchen is cleaned up after breakfast and we are moving on with our day. This isn’t a polished “morning routine” that I videoed in the middle of the day when a babysitter was here.
This is our real life morning routine, with the kids, the attitudes, the toddler grabbing the camera and whacking the baby with a toy.
What is the hardest part of your mornings? Have you tried a morning routine?
Ps-Check out our facebook page for some hilarious outtakes of this video!!!