There's no getting around it.
No way to say it nicely.
Mondays just flat out suck.
We usually walk into crabby kids who didn't get nearly enough sleep.
Toys everywhere even though we left the house spotless on Friday.
Piles of laundry to do.
Maybe even a to do list of stuff to get done that day.
Not to mention getting the kids back in routine, battling out the attitudes, and keeping a smile on your face through it all.
It's all part of the job.
So how do we survive?
Here are just a few tips that I've slowly learned over the many many Mondays.
Lots and lots of coffee.
Monday coffee gets made earlier than every other day coffee.
Pep talk yourself
Pep talk it up in your head or out loud.
Why? Because it's Monday and you got this.
Monday is the day for your favorite outfit.
If that means yoga pants, hoodie and a messy bun? Do it.
If that means a fancy dress? Do it.
Turn up the music
Gangsta rap? Country? Classical?
Whatever your heart desires... just turn it up a couple extra notches.
Maybe even break out a couple random dance parties mid messy bun creation.
Yep. You read that right.
Make it a double dose of coffee.
Triple for those Mondays that are especially rough.
Maybe even a Starbucks field trip is in order!
when you realize you're still grumpy and not ready for the day,
SUCK IT UP, BUTTERCUP.
Because it's Monday and you'll survive.
Plaster that smile on your face, sing Twinkle, Twinkle 20x if necessary, but you got this.
And may the odds be ever in your favor.