A few weeks ago things were even worse than usual. Louis missed the bus. He was peeing around and had forgotten his fare even though I'd reminded him to take it. He ran back to the house and was still there as the bus sailed past. I had one of my incandescent moments, rare but scary! I toyed with the idea of sending him down to the stop in town to catch the number 12 that runs regularly and pitches up quite close to school. In the end I decided it would be far more of a punishment for me to drive him there. After all I had wrath to vent!
It turned out to be a bit of a revelation. After my rant was over it was rather lovely to have a bit more shared time with my son and thanks to the new Torquay bypass I got to the meeting well ahead of the 9am start.
My whole philosophy on life involves making things as simple as possible. It extends to many areas, how I organise myself and my home my relationships with others, the way I cook. I've talked about eliminating annoyances before and it extends far beyond the way that my kitchen is set up. With a bit of thought our Tuesday regime changed for the better. If I drive Lou to school we only leave the house ten minutes later but somehow each get a half hour 'lie in'. We have a lovely chat and music session in the car and Louis buys a breakfast wrap from the school canteen. When I am working I arrive there far less frazzled. It's win-win for us both. Maybe Mr Tyr is happier too!