Friday, March 17, 2017

Broken Promise

One of my Lenten promises is to not yell.  Well..... I failed at it this morning.  Alarm clock went off, I snoozed, of course.  I should't have, but these late nights are wearing me down.  Then I heard my daughter's alarm go off at 5:55.  I had to drag myself out of bed after she came in for a quick kiss and snuggle. After that, I hopped in the shower and decided today would be a good day to shave my legs. I shouldn't have.  I don't even know why I did.  I HATE shaving my legs, especially in the winter and it's winter for a few more days. :)  After exiting the shower, I did my rounds, well round, to wake up the girls.  Two were already dressed and ready.  One....not.even.up.  Seriously.  I woke her up and reminded her of the importance of getting up and getting ready because I had to be at work early for Friday yoga! :)  (I'm a cardio girl, but today was my 3rd yoga session.  I'm liking it!)
I left her and went on to get ready myself.  I kept offering the reminder to get up and get moving.  She moved..... to the bathroom!!!!  For real. And you may think.. Oh, she's brushing her teeth, hair, getting ready.  She's not. She's reading.  On the toilet.  As my blood pressure is rising.

So today, I broke my promise.  I had to get out the door and she did not make it easy.  My voice raised to a yell.  :(  I take full responsibility and have already asked for forgiveness.  Tomorrow is another day and at least it's Saturday, so I won't have to worry so much about getting out the door. :)


  1. I feel you! I always have such grand plans for the morning. The toddler and the snooze button continually foil the plans.

  2. The mornings are so hard! I'm not a morning person, so to also have to get other people ready in the morning is such a challenge! And I hate those mornings that end up with me yelling. I loved your voice here. And yay for yoga (though how you do it so early is a mystery to me!).

  3. First of all, I'm so thankful for forgiveness. We just need it don't we? I think that is really what Lenten promises are about-reminding us that we can't do it without Jesus!
    The old runner in me loves Yoga. I love it. I am crediting my yoga time for keeping me injury free so far as I slide back into half marathon training.

  4. They adore you, and our kids know we're crazy sometimes! Love that you asked for forgiveness.It's good for our children to see Moms need grace and forgiveness too. xo