First day of school, which means Grumpy Pants is out the door at some ridiculous hour that enables him, usually, to have a quiet breakfast on his own and reading the paper without various other family members taking various parts in the process.
And sometimes giving Chippie his breakky.
Or, as was the case this morning, having a rushed shower, stuffing breakfast down, neglecting the paper and racing out the door.
All of which was fine, because I slept through it, thanks to a wakeup call at 3.23 am to attend to Chippie, who then woke me mid-deep sleep at just before 7.
Daylight savings is evil – pure evil – the day before school holidays. Not only do I have to get the kids up for their first day of school after the hols, when their body clocks are way different, but I’d forgotten to adjsut the clock on the coffee machine.
Losing an hour of sleep and being woken from a decent sleep, it took me some time to work out that the coffee machine hadn’t actually gone off. I did notice that the lights telling me it was still in program and hadn’t yet actually brewed, but I was too tired to remember what they actually meant. Fatigue also led me to attempt to pour a MUG from the empty pot and create confusion as to why nothing was coming out.
Muddled together some lunches for the kids, got dressed, hassled the out the door, walked back inside to take my shirt off and turn it around the right way, and off we went to school.
We even made it to the right school. I put that down to the fact that the coffee machine hadn’t gone off before Grumpy left, so I got his coffee and mine.
Then it was off to do the grocery shopping that I hadn’t managed to do last night due to party going overtime and sitting around watching ten boys go completely feral on soft drinks and hot dogs.
Home again, more MUG, attempt to find childcare for Chippie (pfft – not bloody likely anytime this millenium it appears), work, walk to go get fruit and veg I’d forgotten earlier, school, gymnastics, cook dinner, bath time, argh … please tell me we have wine and it’s not something we ran out of before we went away …