I am aware of so many things…
Sometimes I wonder how it is that I can still learn.
I am aware of the time without having to look at a clock.
I am aware of how long it takes for Emily to….
Use the bathroom
Brush her teeth
Have breakfast with or without the tv on
I am aware of ….
How much soap she uses in the shower or if she needs help rinsing her hair
I know how long it will take her to get dress after a shower as opposed to getting dress on a morning without a shower
I am aware of the food we have in the pantry and in the fridge so I know that we are ok to make lunches for school
I am aware of which pieces of clothing are clean and which are in the laundry basket. I always know if what she wants to wear is clean.
I am aware of how long it takes Emily to pick an outfit…
I know when I need to pick her outfit and I know how to lay her clothes on her bed for her to get ready faster.
It’s not even 8am and I’m already aware of so many things…
While I make sure Emily stays on task, I am also getting ready for my day.
I know how she is feeling. I know when she’s healthy or sick and I know when she’s trying to fake being sick. I know which part of her body hurts even when she can’t tell me.
I am aware of the help she will need to clean-up and do her hair and make-up
I know to ask her if she wants to put on jewelry
I am aware of the weather
I know how to help Emily pick her shoes, jacket and scarf for the day
I know the music she wants to listen to on the way to school
I am aware when she wants to talk and when she wants to sing.
I see every changes on the floor, ground, sidewalk, hallway, stairs. I know Emily might not see them or might think their is a step when there is none. So I am aware of our surroundings… All the time.
I am aware of so many things….
And it’s not even 8am.
No wonder I’m exhausted at night.