*you wake up from this dream, stand up and realize that it feels like someone shoved a tennis ball behind your left eyeball.
*your 9 year old has the same sock issues her Aunt Amy does and cries because that darn seam at the toe is "killing her!" and she just can't walk.
That Monday morning can be turned around when:
*you are reminded that GOD is in control and this life is not all about ME!
*Eldest son makes a pot of delicious Starbucks Breakfast Blend coffee!
*you use humor to diffuse the sock situation (and humor on a Monday morning can only be attributed to GOD!) and grumpy daughter starts laughing her crazy laugh.... but abruptly stops laughing when she realizes that she forgot to make her lunch and it is exactly 2 minutes before you are to walk out the door for school....but you use your super- mom- super-fast sandwich making skillz and everyone makes it to school on time. PRAISE THE LORD!
*Your bff Lynne informs you that there is an (new-to-me) ENGLISH radio station in our city that plays really cool old music. It keeps me sane and smiling in this crazy traffic. It's like listening to a stranger's ipod (with really wacky taste in music) on shuffle. Sunday they were playing Christmas music. This morning was the "Tradgedy" by the Bee-Gees followed by whoever sings "Rainy Night in Georgia".
So if you are having a rough Monday just remember to read your Bible for a bit, drink some good coffee, laugh and borrow your neighbor's ipod and put it on shuffle.