I want Gatorade!


A few weeks ago, as I got the boys up and ready to go for school this happened:

Each day brings its own adventure. Each day brings its own challenges as a parent and as a human being. Today was no different. The boys were up til almost 11pm last night wrapping up homework. So we let them sleep in later than usual today. Got them up at 7:50. 
We quickly powered through breakfast, getting dressed, brushing teeth and combing hair with little incident. Lunches got packed, backpacks got packed and we prepared to walk out the door. 

That’s when it happened. 

Jagger realized he had lemonade in his lunch and one of his brothers had Gatorade in theirs. I did this because we didn’t have enough lemonade for everyone. And there was only a little Gatorade anyway. 

But Jagger, decided he wanted lemonade. So he threw himself on the floor and began to yell ‘I want Gatorade!’ As I headed for the door to leave, he changed his tune to, ‘I want water in my lemonade!’ By adding water, he would then have a full bottle of beverage to take with him. Which was the real dilemma for him. He was concerned that he wouldn’t have enough to drink today. 

He quickly made the change, then headed to the car. At that point, my 6th grader decided at plastic grocery sack didn’t make a cool lunch box (he’s lost 2 lunch boxes this week), so he was like ‘I have a sack in my room I can put this in’. 

Seriously? 

As I walk to the car, he grabs his sack and catches up to us. 

I have a full morning of counseling sessions planned, so I was absolutely prepared to drive off leaving young men stranded to find their own way to school this morning. 

Ruthless and reckless. That’s me. 
How was your morning?

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