Monday, Monday

I know that nobody out there likes the end of the weekend, the beginning of another week… but I really can’t figure out why I care one way or the other.

I stay at home, so no job to get up early for. I homeschool my kids, so no rushing to make the bus. Our weekends are often hectic and exhausting, so Monday is often a nice day to sleep in. So what’s the big deal?

I think it’s all about bad attitude. At least for me.

I lay in bed too long, wishing it was still the weekend. I drag my feet getting the kids up and going on their schoolwork, which then forces us to rush to our 12:15 Tae Kwon Do class. Lunch is late and usually something terribly unhealthy (and easy). Again we rush, trying to make our 3:00 piano lessons and from there it’s time for me to get started on dinner. All the while the laundry is going (hopefully!!!) and my husband comes home from work just long enough to eat and then head out to a meeting.

And just a minute ago, the toilet overflowed.

It’s a weekly frustration (even the toilet… though that’s not confined to Mondays) but I can’t seem to change the pattern. By Monday evening my bad attitude has given way to weariness, grumpiness and irritability.

I’m still looking for the answer. But for this week, Monday is almost over 😄

One thought on “Monday, Monday

  1. I’ve been working on this problem, waking up with a bad attitude, for a long time. As a natural night owl and late sleeper it’s taken me years to embrace the idea that in order to start the day on a positive note with my (super) early risers (often as early as 5:30) I am going to have to get up early, not just up but up and ready to tackle the day. I’ve been following the blog http://inspiredtoaction.com and participating in the hello mornings challenge (http://www.hellomornings.org) for almost 2 years now and although the progress has been SLOW, it has absolutely changed my life and the life of my family. I don’t wake up early every single morning but I have changed lots of bad habits and now wake up and have my email checked and coffee made before my kids wake up most mornings. And if I’m honest with myself, those mornings run a lot more smoothly than the ones when I’ve stayed up late and wake up behind and dragging.

    Having older kids, you probably don’t have the problem with the super early rising, but maybe check it out anyway. it’s a very positive and supportive group of women who run Hello Mornings and Inspired to Action.

    I hope the rest of your week went better than Monday!
    Diane

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