I LOVE my coffee! I need my coffee, but lately, the coffee just doesn't cut it. I find myself needing cup after cup of coffee or tea, and I can just see my doctor shaking his head in disapproval. I needed to find something to get me through the unrelenting requests from my kids to "look at this," or "I'm hungry, can I have a snack?" or "Mom, he/she hit me!" not to mention the laundry, sweeping, dusting, vacuuming....you get the picture.
But luckily, I have found a new caffeine to get me going in the morning! I still enjoy my large coffee first thing, but then I open up all the curtains in the house and let the sunshine in, open a few windows just a crack for the fresh air, and then I play the music, LOUD! I have my "happy" music that I have preselected and edited for little-ears. My children love it too! They dance with me as we put away the clothes, dance with the brooms and vacuum, dance with the feather duster, and just dance!
The added benefit to this, is that I burn calories and tire out my little ones that are stuck inside while I attempt to regain control of the clutter, chores and dust.
Even on my walks to and from dropping off my son, or walking to someone's house for a playdate, I just pop in the ear buds and listen to my "happy music." Again, added bonus...when the kids start to bicker and fight I just turn up the tunes...what bickering?
Music soothes the soul...and in some cases the beasts, I mean kids :)