I love mornings!
At 7:00 every school morning, I like to make Isaac and Izzy breakfast. I rotate what make in a series of 5 dishes: French Toast, Smoothie, Waffles, Eggs and Bacon, and Oatmeal. They love that I cook for them, and I love it too, because I get a lot of conversation and closeness in the morning with their teen and pre-teen selves. In fact, sometimes I feel like their might be *too* much conversation and closeness.
Some mornings, Izzy follows me around our small kitchen as if she was my shadow, peppering me with questions about our itinerary or simply updating me on all the 6th grade drama tidbits. I cannot emphasize enough, there is NO room for her to shadow me like that, but she really doesn’t notice at all. It makes me smile :) Other mornings, Isaac will stand so close to me chatting while I mix the batter or whatnot, that I sometimes elbow him... THAT is how close he likes to be in the morning while he muses about what homework he will or won’t have.
I imagine when I’m old and grey, I’m really going to miss these mornings of close quarters and conversations. But hopefully I will have around 2,345 dogs to make up for the difference. We will see.
But for now, I love mornings!