With Bergen starting Kindergarten this year, our slow preschool mornings have disappeared. We used to be able to take our time. I’d get up early, have the ability to get several tasks completed, sip coffee at a leisurely pace, and the kids could wake-up slowly. Breakfast could be more elaborate because we had time on our side.
These days, school starts shortly before 8:00, and even though it’s only a difference of a little over an hour compared to Bergen’s preschool days, it’s shifted our morning in a huge way. Bergen adores smoothies, but with the rush to get out the door in the morning, the whole process just seems overwhelming to me. I could put together clever freezer packs ready to be added to the blender, but then there’s always the looming clean-up that keeps me from wanting to bother.