Weekday mornings have a routine to them. Most mornings I need to be out of the house at 7:15 with Haoyi but on Thursdays, I need to leave at 7:00.
Before I can leave, I need to wake Sydney and dress her. That part is funny because if I tried to dress her any other time, she would have a fit! But it's part of our routine. She snuggles into a ball on my lap and lets me scratch her back. We then brush her hair and she is ready. With Shaun I only need to wake him up and put his clothes on his bed.
Then, the final thing that I do is tell them that I have Ramen noodles on the table for them. Neither of them have ever been good breakfast eaters. It doesn't matter that I know how important it is...they just don't like to eat when they get up in the morning.
But all of that changed one morning when Sydney asked me to give her Ramen noodles for breakfast. Since then, Ramen noodles has become part of our routine. I don't know if it will last when the weather turns nice but for now, I can take satisfaction in knowing that my children are beginning the day with a hot breakfast.