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Blogtober 2020 – Manic Monday

Day 5 of Blogtober 2020 already, what better topic for today is Manic Monday. Oh and yes I do now have The Bangles song Manic Monday going around in my head.

Mondays of the past

muffin beside knife and fork on saucer beside blanket

Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash

Monday mornings used to be a nightmare in our household.  My husband would start work early and was lucky not to have to deal with Monday mornings.

Every weekend and school holiday C would be awake super early, bring on Monday morning and she would try to stay in bed.

Breakfast was eaten at a snails pace, while I would put on a load of washing, make up her packed lunch at times with her telling me she did not like what she has got all of a sudden.  Trying to find something else while trying to drink my coffee while still remotely warm.

Then it would be brushing teeth and getting dressed.  Somehow on a Monday morning this seemed like an impossible task.  I once timed her and it took 10 minutes to get one sock on.

Once dressed it would be the hair, you would think she was being murdered the noise she would make, but we got there in the end.  Before shoes on and out to the car, for the school run. It felt like I had done a days work before 9am.

Mondays Now

Since C became ill, our Mondays are much more relaxed.  Due to her medication we have now got to waking up at 9.30 when I go in and check she is ok and sort her breakfast and morning medication.

I then get to sit and wake up with my morning coffee while checking emails and messages.

Our Mondays are like every morning now and much more relaxed and chilled.  Although I would swap in a heartbeat if she could recover.

How are your Manic Mondays?

Blogtober 2020 - Manic Monday

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48 Comments

  • Madeline Littlejohns
    5th October 2020 at 10:21 am

    Our Mondays are generally ok, now my husband and I are both working at home it’s not so much of a rush to get us all out of the door! I do find the children are a bit slower to get moving though, compared to how they are at the weekends! x

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    • admin
      5th October 2020 at 10:50 am

      A lot of people are finding working from home a lot less stressful in the mornings. It is strange how they are slower on a Monday morning x

      Reply
  • Anne
    5th October 2020 at 11:46 am

    Sometimes you need to look for the positives in things. I had a few months where I couldn’t get out of bed until my husband helped me and he had to sort out the kids and get them to school first. I hated it being stuck upstairs and not joining in the mania. I enjoy them being older so I don’t have to do so much but I can be around for them now. x

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    • admin
      5th October 2020 at 2:57 pm

      You are right it is all about finding the positives in life x

      Reply
  • Kim Carberry
    5th October 2020 at 11:47 am

    hahaha! I am glad it’s not just my two that go at a snails pace on a Monday morning. My youngest was screaming like a banshee this morning when I brushed her hair. Eesh!
    Your mornings sound much more relaxed now x

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    • admin
      5th October 2020 at 2:56 pm

      I really don’t muss those days, she used to scream as if being murdered even when i Held the brush away from her head and asked if that was still hurting x

      Reply
  • Jenny
    5th October 2020 at 12:12 pm

    Sounds much better for you now. Mine are still manic but we have a better routine going now.

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    • admin
      5th October 2020 at 2:56 pm

      It is much better for me now, getting the right routine takes a lot of skill that actually means that the kids listen and do what needs to be done preferably without telling them 50 times x

      Reply
  • Claire
    5th October 2020 at 1:42 pm

    My Monday’s seem to be easier now I have nailed a good Sunday evening routine plus my almost 13 year old has to sort himself out as he leaves after me which means that I am not really needed!!

    I use the morning to blog which does mean I’m often running late because I get too involved x

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    • admin
      5th October 2020 at 2:54 pm

      It is nice when they start to become more independant, I have been caught up with getting too involved in blogging x

      Reply
  • Jo - Tea and Cake for the Soul
    5th October 2020 at 2:12 pm

    I actually quite like Mondays, even though they seem to be super busy.

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    • admin
      5th October 2020 at 2:54 pm

      I have never liked Mondays x

      Reply
  • Jupiter Hadley
    5th October 2020 at 2:21 pm

    My mondays start with an 8am work call, and then I normally get coffee and start work. It’s way earlier than I would like!! Yours sound great now.

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    • admin
      5th October 2020 at 2:53 pm

      A work call before coffee I don’t think I would be able to manage that. I do have calmer mornings now x

      Reply
  • Dana, A Mamanista Life
    5th October 2020 at 3:59 pm

    You are doing a fabulous job!
    My Monday’s are totally chaotic since lockdown really. I used to be so organised. Sending love xx

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    • admin
      5th October 2020 at 4:09 pm

      I think life has been like this for many since lockdown x

      Reply
  • Tina Bailey
    5th October 2020 at 4:48 pm

    New Mondays definitely sound more relaxed than pre diagnosis Mondays.
    My Mondays are always chaos! #blogtober

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    • admin
      5th October 2020 at 5:30 pm

      I do agree especially when it is cold and wet outside x

      Reply
  • Sim @ Sim's Life
    5th October 2020 at 5:07 pm

    Our Mondays are a manic rush every time, even though I try and prepare the night before. The lockdown laze is a distant memory now and never has my alarm woken me so early. Your’s sounds much more relaxed these days, hope you and your daughter are ok xx Sim

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    • admin
      5th October 2020 at 5:30 pm

      I must admit I do not miss the early morning alarms to get up and everyone out the house x

      Reply
  • Kelly
    5th October 2020 at 10:32 pm

    Mondays , and mornings in general , have most certainly gotten easier in our house as the kids have gotten older

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    • admin
      6th October 2020 at 12:41 pm

      It does get easier as they get older x

      Reply
  • Natalie
    6th October 2020 at 12:00 am

    I only have a doggy kid, so my Mondays aren’t that crazy. However, it sounds like yours have gotten more relaxed.I’m sending well wishes for your daughter.

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    • admin
      6th October 2020 at 12:40 pm

      I have two doggy kids so they keep me on my toes and are the first to be sorted in the mornings, before any of us x

      Reply
  • Valerie
    6th October 2020 at 4:09 am

    Truthfully, since covid my Mondays aren’t all that different from most other days. You did make my smile, my younger brother used to love to sing the song Manic Monday.

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    • admin
      6th October 2020 at 12:39 pm

      I used to love the song when it was in the charts and always has me singing along when I hear it now

      Reply
  • Mellissa Williams
    6th October 2020 at 10:03 am

    Working from home my Mondays aren’t majorly different to most week days, in fact they are usually less rushed as PRS don’t email much on Mondays!

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    • admin
      6th October 2020 at 12:38 pm

      It is lovely to start your mornings in less of a rush x

      Reply
  • Kacie Morgan
    6th October 2020 at 12:24 pm

    Hats off to you doing Blogtober. I don’t think I could find time to post every single day. Good effort.

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    • admin
      6th October 2020 at 12:35 pm

      Thank you I have never completed it yet, but determined to try this year x

      Reply
  • Yeah Lifestyle
    6th October 2020 at 2:19 pm

    I am so with you there as Mondays are also chaotic in my household as well with kids not being able to find their planners/reading books and me rushing breakfast, packed lunches and their uniforms

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    • admin
      6th October 2020 at 2:46 pm

      It is no wonder we dream of the weekends again on Monday mornings x

      Reply
  • Rebecca Smith
    6th October 2020 at 3:51 pm

    Mine are busy as we have to remember everything the kids need to take it not only daily but also weekly every Monday at the moment due to coronavirus. Inevitably something almost gets forgotten.

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    • admin
      6th October 2020 at 4:32 pm

      Sounds like a nightmare and I am sure everyone ends up forgetting something x

      Reply
  • Rhian westbury
    6th October 2020 at 5:09 pm

    My manic Mondays are no more manic than any other weekday morning, and to be honest with working from home I find it less manic as I can work out from home and do things at a bit more of a leisurely pace x

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    • admin
      7th October 2020 at 10:11 am

      A lot of people are finding working from home is less stressful in the mornings

      Reply
  • Jenny Kearney
    6th October 2020 at 10:04 pm

    I don’t work on Mondays and I enjoy the chance to take my children to school, then back home to relax.

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    • admin
      7th October 2020 at 10:10 am

      Sounds like you have great Mondays x

      Reply
  • Jenni
    7th October 2020 at 10:41 am

    I feel like all weekdays are such a rush, I wish we had a little more time in a morning, but, especially now that the dark months are upon us, it’s difficult to get up early in a morning.

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    • admin
      7th October 2020 at 11:21 am

      I used to hate the dark cold mornings, it really did make it difficult getting out of bed

      Reply
  • MELANIE EDJOURIAN
    7th October 2020 at 1:00 pm

    I have a daughter that takes about 10 mins per sock. It drives me crazy so I started to get her up earlier as I found that helped. I have 3 of them to prepare for school so I need to be super organised.

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    • admin
      7th October 2020 at 1:15 pm

      I have no idea how it takes them so long, I do not envy you having 3 x

      Reply
  • Rachael
    7th October 2020 at 4:16 pm

    Aw I am pleased that your Mondays are more relaxed although I am sorry as to the reason. My Mondays are always manic!

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    • admin
      8th October 2020 at 9:54 am

      I do not miss the old Mondays but would swap back in a heartbeat

      Reply
  • Playdays and Runways
    7th October 2020 at 9:25 pm

    Not matter how hard I try to prepare and be organised for a Monday morning they are always crazy and yes very manic.

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    • admin
      8th October 2020 at 9:50 am

      I think it is just Mondays after the weekend getting back to weekday normality x

      Reply
  • Menna Rachel
    8th October 2020 at 1:58 pm

    My Monday’s are weird as they’re not much different to other days since nothing has changed. Although we do still try and keep the weekends work-free so we can still keep track of the days and weeks.

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    • admin
      8th October 2020 at 2:53 pm

      It is the same here no work on the weekends which is something I found hard at first

      Reply

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