I’m working from home today so I woke up and made breakfast for the boys before school. Since I planned on heading to the gym after I dropped Tali 1 to school, I got dressed and came downstairs. Mr. 1969 planned on taking Tali 2 to school (they go to the same school but are in different buildings) since he had an errand to run in that direction.
In the kitchen, the boys asked me what we had for breakfast. I ran down some options….eggs, bagels, cereal, oatmeal and they finally settled in on what they wanted. After breakfast, I broke out their heavier jackets since it was so cold this morning. I grabbed Tali 1 and we got in the car. He sat in the backseat and asked me if he could turn on the seat warmer. I told him yes and drove off to school. When we got there, the kids were lined up in the schoolyard. It was so cold that I told him to stay in the car until his class started walking in. Once we saw them moving, he jumped out and ran in the building.
As I got to the gym and started running on the treadmill, I had a revalation……………..DAMN, THESE KIDS ARE SPOILED.
I remember waking up and making my own breakfast. It was usually one option and I ate it even if I hated it. If I didn’t eat it, my mom would wrap that mess up and make me take it with me. I caught the NYC public bus to school. Two of them…when I was in third grade. I rode the B46 from Utica to Church Ave and then transferred and took the B35 to Flatbush (shouts out to my elementary school Holy Cross!)
I would be in my Catholic School skirt freezing on cold days rocking tights and leg warmers standing at the bus stop. If it rained, I still stood outside. I just wore more clothes.
I know, we are blessed to be able to do better for our children but damn…that boy was straight lounging. I swear tomorrow, he will be chopping wood outside in a tanktop and shorts. I can’t have these shenanigans in my own house. LOL