Little Time in the Morning: A Tale of Whoa(!)

Each morning I wake up before everyone else in my house, get my shower, and then get dressed. When I’m done in the shower my wife wakes up and gets her shower. We do all this with the hopes our daughter will remain sleeping, so we can get ready without having to “referee” our little 16 month old daughter who loves to pull things off tables and have fun. She usually wakes up right as my wife gets into the shower, and I have to quickly get dressed and then attend to her. This is all important background information for my story today.

Anyhow, yesterday my daughter woke up, of course, while I was getting ready. It wasn’t too bad, though. I was able to get dressed, take her downstairs for her milk, and read her new Elmo book to her, all before driving to work. When I got to work I booted up my computer, made a nice cup of Tea, and checked my email. All was right with the world. After a while, I made a trip down the hall to the bathroom, only to discover I had been sitting there the whole time with my underwear on backwards.

Yep, you read that correctly. It’s not every day one wears one’s undergarments the wrong way, and no I’m not trying to start a new trend. Anyhow, I think this perfectly illustrates what it’s like to be a parent.

Just for the record, my underwear is on correctly today.  And now I feel I’ve shared too much!

12 thoughts on “Little Time in the Morning: A Tale of Whoa(!)

  1. Heh heh, little one do mess with our concentration. I was so frazzled by my young son once, I was halfway through grocery shopping when I realized I was wearing slippers. Big, black fuzzy ones.

  2. I went to work a while ago with one brown knee length boot on and one black one. And didn’t notice until lunch time. And my youngest is 21. And doesn’t live with me any more. So what’s my excuse? I’m just dozy, I guess!

  3. Heh heh! Thanks for making me laugh! You are way more organised than me in the mornings. I am afraid I have to rely on large amounts of food and TV to keep the Kikzy occupied while I have a two-minute shower….! Bad Mammy alert….!

  4. Reminds me of a story my grandma told me of her days as a working mother during the Great Depression. She was always so bone tired at the end of the day, but her husband always wanted to go, go, go. So one night after a long day of work, he wanted to go to the movies. They took off in a hurry.

    During the movie, she was very uncomfortable, not from the baby in her lap but from some nagging, uncomfortable feeling in her back and shoulders. Turns out she has left the hanger on her coat when she put it on, and it was still there!

  5. It sounds like you’ve been hanging around our son too often. He is constantly putting them on backwards. I’ll give you the same tip we’re teaching him. The lines go in the front.

  6. Michele – That’s true. Always find the positives 🙂

    Helen – I’m always here for the laughs. Also, I turn on the Wiggles to occupy my daughter while I get ready. Bad Daddy award!

    titus – thanks for stopping by for the laugh

    writinggb – that’s so funny! great story. Thanks for sharing

    Mike – your son will have to give me some pointers 🙂

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