The movies and television make a school/work day morning seem so wonderful as the family all sits down to enjoy a beautiful breakfast and discuss their plans for the day. The truth is – mornings are never magical in my household, unless it is a Sunday and we’ve bribed the girls. Our only expectation for the morning is that we get to drink is a hot cup of coffee.
Not many couples who are expecting a baby, have young children, or anticipating having kids in the future realize what a morning is like in a house with little ones. Want to know the truth? A morning in the life of parents is chaotic, rushed, messy, and usually a blur, fueled by a mug of NESTLÉ® COFFEE-MATE® 2 in 1 Coffee + Creamer Single Serve Pods in French Vanilla (hubs’ fav) and Hazelnut.
The majority of my mornings begin way too early. Our youngest, Ailey, wakes whenever she sees fit, whether or not the sun has risen. Upon waking, she requests juice, food, tv, toys – you name it, she wants it. While I tend to Ailey, my husband jumps in the shower for work. I usually start to check emails and reply to social media messages as soon as Ailey seems occupied.
In the real world, Moms and Dads don’t have time to talk over their coffee, read the newspaper, cuddle in the kitchen, or give long kisses goodbye. There are few mornings where I sneak in a hug while my husband drinks from my coffee cup before running out the door.
Most mornings, our oldest, Annabelle, doesn’t wake up before Daddy leaves and by the time she tiptoes downstairs, he is already on the train to work. In an ideal world, my daughters would be excited to see each other at the start of a new day. Many times there are whines from either party and I have to keep them in separate rooms until they’ve eaten breakfast and wiped the sleepy out of their eyes. Unless I let them watch a t.v. show.
Annabelle goes to Pre-K three days a week and school days are usually the most chaotic. I juggle making lunch, dressing three girls (myself included), breaking up sister fights, and sipping a cup of coffee before it gets cold. In my life, there is not much time to brew a pot of coffee while dancing around the kitchen as I whip up chocolate chip pancakes, bacon and eggs like in the movies. In our house, all we have time to do is throw a coffee pod in the coffee maker, pour a bowl of cereal, and catch up between sips and bites!
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Pop this in the brewer and enjoy your coffee. That’s it!
Tip: Shake the pod before use for best results!
NESTLÉ® COFFEE-MATE® 2 in 1 Coffee + Creamer Single Serve Pods are not only easy to use, but delicious too. My husband always packs a few coffee pods for his office in the morning to make sure he gets multiple doses of his coffee in the day. You can find NESTLÉ® COFFEE-MATE® 2 in 1 Coffee + Creamer Single Serve Pods at Walmart in the Coffee Aisle. Guess what? You can earn $2.50 off any 1 COFFEE-MATE® Coffee Pod (10 ct.) when using Ibotta while shopping!
I love showing you all what life is really like because not everything is as perfect as it seems to be. There are mornings where I don’t even get to see my husband, let alone give him a peck on the cheek before he runs to catch the train. Sometimes I forget to eat breakfast and often times I let my daughters watch too much t.v. One thing is for sure though, I always make sure I have a cup (or five) of coffee!