OK, don’t tell my kids about this post. 🤫

This photo shows a really happy morning in San Diego, but mornings can be so hard. 😩 It’s pretty dark here in the morning when everyone is leaving and people are rushing to find things and I usually haven’t done enough grocery shopping so they can make a good lunch. •

Despite our routines and my best efforts sometimes everyone leaves feeling a little bit hurt. So after they leave, I often send everyone a little text letting them know that I love them and they are appreciated. It’s a small thing. But I think it helps. •

And I’m not ashamed about having grumpy mornings, but don’t tell my kids because they all think they are the only one who gets the nice text message. I always want each kid to feel like they are my favorite. ❤️