It’s odd how tiny…

It's odd how tiny changes can make your life immeasurably better. We were having a lot of school morning stress, with getting the kids dressed on time, having the oatmeal too hot to eat when they finally got to breakfast, etc.

At some point, I realized that I could start the kids' school morning oatmeal (made with milk) in the microwave before I went up to wake them and get them dressed. It means that I can put it in for two minutes @ 7 a.m., walk up, wake the kids and prompt through dressing as needed, have them downstairs by about 7:10, by which point the oatmeal has cooled enough that Kavi can easily eat it, drink her milk, get her shoes on and backpack packed and be comfortably out the door at 7:20 to meet the bus on time.

No stress! All the food eaten, with enough milk in it that I worry less about sufficient nutrition. (I never drank milk as a kid, and yes, I sometimes blame that for my 5'0" of height. I know, height is genetic, but surely never getting enough calcium could stunt your growth a bit?) It's like magic.

Now I just need to get their clock / alarm reset (damned DST), and maybe I can skip going up at all and get myself ten more minutes of morning Facebook? A girl can dream.

One thought on “It’s odd how tiny…”

  1. For the Trader Joe’s instant oatmeal we use, we found that we could use less milk than it called for, run the microwave for a little less than it called for, and it would get fully hot and rehydrated, but be a little thick, and too hot. Add a little more milk at that point, and it cools off and gets to a nice consistency too.

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