During Pat's last deployment I started drinking coffee. I had never been enthused at the smell/taste of coffee prior to the deployment, but for some reason I found myself CRAVING coffee. I guess I needed whatever boost I could find while taking care of two little boys by myself. The morning cup (and sometimes afternoon cup too) helped me start my day.
After Pat got home I stopped drinking coffee as much. I'm not sure if it was the weather warming up, less need for caffeine, or just that things were changing so much that my routine adjusted too.
With pregnancy I do not drink coffee at all, and I suspect it will be a long time before I indulge in a daily morning cup since I will be nursing too. I have to wonder if that cup of coffee was the secret weapon I needed to stay organized.
I've found this past school year, I have been such a disorganized Mom. Ryan has preschool 3 days a week and goes to speech therapy appointments the other two mornings. Me and the two boys are running out the door 5 days a week. And I literally mean running out the door because we are almost always running behind. It doesn't matter what I do to prepare for the morning, I'm always a step behind when it comes time to go. I'd love to blame this on my pregnancy, but I'm just not sure that it will be any better when it is me and three kids running out every morning. While I hate this 5 morning a week schedule, I know that I better get used to it because before long Ryan will start school 5 days a week. No matter how much I want to keep my kids as babies, they're growing up, and I need to get organized to keep up.
I'm sick of feeling disorganized and like I'm always running behind. With only 3 weeks left of the school year though, I'm okay living in denial and believing that it will all be better next year once I'm in the swing of things with three kids. A mom can dream right?