I got up the other morning at 5:30. I am tapering so I got to sleep late.
I showered and dressed and walked into the living room at 5:50. I thought I would finally get to school early enough to get some work done.
Ty was sitting in the living room dressed which is odd since he is usually the last one to roll unwillingly out of bed on a weekday. He couldn't sleep. He requested I take him to school so he could lift. I knew it would add ten minutes to my drive, but I agreed.
I went to wake up Tayte and realized he had wet the bed. No biggie. He is only three. But discussing a shower and cleaning him up took another ten minutes.
Then I had to cart his whiny self (he gets upset when he wets the bed) back upstairs to wake up Tanner, Saige, and Shaye. I got Shaye dressed.
By that time I was running behind. I had a quiz over Allied v. Japanese strategy in the Pacific to write.
The Coach was still in bed peacefully snoozing away. I could feel my eyes narrow and I cold hear my breathe getting huffy. I wanted to snatch the pillow out from under his head and smack him with it. Repeatedly.
Then I realized he didn't know what was going on. He was peacefully unaware of the blips in that morning's schedule.
He woke up and leisurely walked to the closet to get dressed.
I caught myself thinking, "Must be nice to only have to get YOURSELF dressed." I put the kids in the car and walked back in to say goodbye. Snarky comments were flashing in my brain.
My more practical self finally won the internal struggle.
I walked up to him and said, "Could you please start waking up five to ten minutes earlier so I could have some help with the children."
His reply, "Sure baby. I'll do whatever you need. You know all you have to do is ask."
I sometimes forget he can't read my mind. I sometimes forget that he is HORRIBLE at processing hints and/or body language. I sometimes forget that he will do whatever I ask him to do.
This has caused fights in the past as I feel taken for granted while I am silently struggling to do something on my own.
This morning however a fight was avoided.
What keys have you learned to insure a harmonious relationship?