August 29, 2011

First day fuss

I had big plans today. "Had" being the operative word here. You know, the whole waking-up-early-to-get-things-done-and-be-on-top-of-it-all kind of plans.

But somewhere between Claira fussing at 4am, feeding her at 5:30am, shutting off my alarm at 6am, and hubby leaving for work at 6:30am, I rolled over in bed and saw that the clock in all it's evil, red digital number glory, was blaring a bright 7:30am in my face.

Oh blast! The bus comes at 8:00am!

Leaping out of bed... actually, it was probably more of a rather ungraceful swan dive out of bed, and feeling grateful I didn't break anything, I threw on some clothes and dashed off to get Savannah and Joseph up and ready for their first day of school.


Oh wow, what a good looking pair.

It was hardly the calm, organized morning I had planned. But at least they were fed, dressed and on time. At least that's something, right?

Still, I was a bit self-conscious as I stood with Savannah at the bus stop, and later when I dropped Joseph off at the school (kindergartners have to be dropped off and picked up the first couple days) knowing I had day old mascara flecks around my eyes and bed hair sticking up every which way.

It was just soooo.... not awesome.

Ah well, what can you do.


Anyway, last night hubby gave those two kids a father's blessing for the new school year. When hubby was done with Joseph and getting ready to bless Savannah, Jacob, who was sitting by me on the couch, turned to me and asked, "Mommy when will I get to do that?"

"Next year, when you start kindergarten." I replied.

Looking thoughtful for a moment, then excited he turned to me again, " And then daddy will call me Jacob the Powerful?"

It was all I could do to turn my head away and quickly smother my laughter behind my hands. 

Heaven help his poor, unsuspecting school teachers when the time comes.

16 super cool people speak:

Garden of Egan said...

Yikes!
I hated mornings like that.
It looks like they were already with their new packs and excitement.

Sue said...

And so, Jacob the Powerful is born...

;)

Jenny P. said...

Jacob the Powerful is the best thing I have heard all day.

I hate mornings like that too. My big kids are out the door by 7:20, and so I normally have an hour or so before the little ones wake up. I always plan to be productive, and I almost always end up laying back down and sleeping for another hour. I tell myself pregnancy is a good excuse... and guess maybe it sort of is, but there's so much to be done and the house is so quiet and, and, and... It's futile. The bed is just too comfortable.

Angel Day said...

HAHAHA that is awesome! I guess he has some of Dad in him eh?

ldsjaneite said...

I can't believe Joseph is old enough for Kindergarten! I have 4 nephews starting, too--how can 5 years go so fast?!

Jacob the Powerful--totally awesome.

Jocelyn Christensen said...

You done good,Mama...I never would have guessed...the kids looked great! YOU...on the other hand, my dear...one word HAT! :) ha ha! :)

Cherie said...

I love it - Jacob the Powerful! Great line!!!

As far as your morning - hey when you have a houseful of kids including a new baby you do what you do!!

Shannon said...

LOVE your blog and esp LOVE LOVE LOVE your post on MMB! Thank you for that! You are an inspiration!

Patty Ann said...

Oh, you are so in trouble!!

Mama Smith said...

Savannah and Joseph...look so cute! And Jacob...I would expect nothing less...than for him to think of himself as "Jacob the Powerful"! (smile)

Amber said...

Wait...your kids aren't already awake by 7:30?? Lucky. ; )

Larsen said...

Love it! Our morning was just about ditto to yours! Except we didnt' even have milk to do cereal. We had frozen bread, we had to toast it....eek!

The Bagley Family said...

memo to me...chew and swallow food before reading your blog...I always ended up laughing and choking...

Lisa S said...

I love your kids!!!! I wish I lived close to you....I would come over and help you..... voluntarily....and I'm not even a kid person

M-Cat said...

Love that Jacob the powerful!!

Garvin Smith said...

Hey! At least they were at school on time. Nobody has to know that you got up at 7:30!

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