I just got my five-year-old in bed, and I started thinking about the vast difference between the morning and nighttime rituals around here.
At night, she has to have her inhaler, of hourse. She gets her gummy vitamin, her tteeth brushed, her bedtime story. Her night music, her Dream Lite, her Flashlight Friend. Her special blanket. Her last drink of water. Her bedtime graham cracker. Her final hug and kiss. None of this can be missed, or she won't fall asleep. The door has to be closed, but not all the way. Cracked open, just so.
But in the morning, she has to be reminded of every little thing. Did you put on underwear? Oh yeah. Socks? Check the tags; you don't want your clothes on backward. Hurry up, you need plenty of time to eat breakfast. Don't forget your jacket; it's freezing out. Wait, you're forgetting your backpack. No, you can't leave without your inhaler. Stop, you don't have shoes on! You'd leave your head behind if it wasn't screwed on tight!
How can one child who never misses a thing at night be so scatter-brained in the morning?
Answer by charlotsomtimes at 10:49 PM on Nov. 18, 2013
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Answer by n8nnickmom at 9:54 AM on Nov. 19, 2013