Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Singin the 7am Blues

Lately, mornings around here have been, well let's just say, not fun. I am not a morning person by nature and I require coffee before even groaning. Much less deal with a whiny two year old. Unfortunately Jack has inherited my complete dislike of morning. That still doesn't keep him from waking up at the butt crack of dawn to bitch at me for a good 30 minutes. My morning attitude has greatly improved since having kids but I'm still not a pleasant, sweet, patient person. I try...but fail miserably.

Both of my kids require chocolate milk immediately upon their feet hitting the floor in the morning. This started with Chloe when she was about 1 1/2 years old. I thought it would be cute to give her chocolate milk in the morning when I had my coffee. It was and still is. When Jack was old enough, he got it too. It's a morning ritual we all actually enjoy a lot. Until Jack decided to start being difficult, that is.

Chloe is 100% happy with her coco coco and a granola bar until I'm ready to make breakfast. He, on the other hand, needs my full attention. Wants coco, doesn't want coco. Wants coco again. Screams til he gets it. Screams when he does. Wants to eat so I open the pantry...Mind you, still no coffee yet. He can't decide. Five minutes or more will go by while he tells me,"I wook mama! I wook for me!" "I eat eat mine wook!" Ok Jack. Just pick something. This goes on every morning until I eventually say, enough! Close the pantry after picking something out myself and then we proceed to deal with screaming for at least 30 minutes. Yay!

Thank goodness he's so fucking cute. Otherwise I might be tempted to flush him down the toilet. Hehe!


Denise F said...

Don't you just love

M said...

Good stuff.


Rebecca said...

I. So. Relate.

the weirdgirl said...

I'm so down with the chocolate milk in the mornings! All of those mixes have vitamins up the wazoo now. I also mix in strawberry or berry yogurt for "breakfast smoothies". It adds more nutrition if my son is being picky about everything else. And I mean, who wouldn't want to start the day with a strawberry chocolate beverage?

You could also try pulling a few select items out of the cupboard and give them to Jack to look at while he decides. That might buy you enough time to make your coffee while he's oohing and ahhing over his new found control. :)