Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Leave Me Alone!

I've gotten into the habit over the summer of waking up either just before the kids or just as they're waking up. My kids are 8, 6 and 3 (and, since it's relevant to this post, close to being 9, 7 and 4) so I don't think it's too much to ask for them to leave me alone for thirty minutes while I drink my coffee and check my email, check bloglines and surf some news sites, etc.

Apparently, though, some mornings it seems it is too much to ask.

What are you doing, Mom? What's that say, Mom? Can I go on your computer? Mom, I spilled my juice! Mom, what's the weather supposed to be like today? Mom, Mom, MOM!!!!

Don't they realize by now how much calmer and relaxed their mother is when they just leave me alone for that thirty minutes or do they honestly enjoy being parented all day by a cranky mother?


Anonymous said...

Oh my kids do this too!!!! For me I need that quiet 1/2 hour in the bathroom, to take my time showering, dressing, etc.
I have been known to tell them that I NEED that time to wash the grumpies off, or else! ;)

Bob said...

When home schooling starts- add one minute for every minute that they don't give you the full 30 minutes!!

Who knows? That might work.