This morning I actually woke up and GOT UP on time. Actually earlier than usual. Most mornings are spent rushing to get ready because I just couldn't manage to get up. Getting myself and two young ones ready when I didn't want to get out of bed, just doesn't make for a great morning. Trying to urge them to get up and get ready when they just want to stay in bed results in me raising my voice. I bang things. I yell. I scream. I turn lights on. I turn music or tv on really loudly. I do anything to get them up. Needless to say, not such a great way to start the day.
Today was different. I got up and got ready right away. I urged the kids to get up without yelling. No, they didn't want to get up right away, but they did get up. I ended up having half an hour left til we had to leave and we were all ready to go. I decided to do something I would NEVER choose to do. I chose to do dishes. Remember if you will, our dishwasher is broken. As a result, dishes are washed by hand. A cleaned the sink and got it ready for a load. I usually cringe at the thought of dishes. I actually enjoyed it, believe it or not. Don't ask me why, but it was a great feeling. All the dishes are out air drying.
As I drove away, I feeled so happy and calm. I am sure some of you are thinking I must be crazy today. hahaha But it really felt so incredible. I have three cookie sheets soaking and will tackle them when I am home. I also have a box of dishes in the garage that I am going to wash and most likely give away. We shall see what the evening brings.