Rugrats in the Morning

Any of you non-parents ever wonder what it’s like to get rugrats up and going in the morning? It’s a lot like this:

They’re conscious and awake, but they have zero sense of urgency.

“I have to be at school in five minutes? That’s cool. I have plenty of time to put my shoes on, brush my teeth, find my lunchbox, find my jacket, and chase the cat around. And oh, check out this sweet level on Lego Star Wars! I’m fighting the Emperor! Did you know it’s raining out? Whoa, lightning! Hey, where’d you put my shoes, Mom? Hey, Power Rangers is on! Why’d you turn the TV off? I was watching that! My shoes are on… oh, wait. Hey, that’s my jacket! Dad, you can’t leave yet, I can’t find my lunch!”

Every. Single. Morning.

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

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