These are words I say every single morning. This is how I think they are interpreted by the children in this house...
Child #1: I think I should wander around the house not getting ready. Instead, I should be trying to create problems with whatever sibling is closest and if it can result in screaming on their part-even better!
Child #2: I shall wander around aimlessly and maybe even just stand in places as an obstacle in the kitchen to others trying to get around.
Child #3: I will magically be ready to go instantly. I should be able to stay in bed until mom yells that she is pulling out of the driveway.
Child #4: I will do all the things I need to get ready. I hope an adult remembers to tell me that my shower is done, that I need to get my things, and reminds me of the things I am missing once we are in the car.
Child #5: I can chill until someone helps me get ready. Who needs independence at this point? Everyone loves helping me!
To another morning tomorrow...