Lana Vaughan

The Queen of Questions

Monday Morning Musing

What is it about Monday morning that seems so abrupt? For most it is the expectation that they will be somewhere specific at a specific time for a specific purpose, generally the same purpose they were eager to end less than 72 hours ago.

I have such a marker. 8:00am out the door. If I miss the first one, which admittedly is a soft target, the second one is much more difficult to hit and it is a hard target marked with an electronic bell at 8:15. This isn’t my personal appointment but one I am responsible for teaching and aiding someone else to value. The rest of my day is a mixture of her markers and mine. I like how our Mondays are shared. I like being there to watch the transitions she makes from home to school to lunch recess to after school activities. I like knowing the rhythm of our days knowing that this tween dance that replaced ring-around-my-Rosie will one day change again as she dances on with out me. One day 8:00am will just be 8:00am and the bell at 8:15 will ring without me standing on the playground with a cup of coffee wondering where the weekend went and how it could be Monday already.

Monday mornings can be so abrupt.

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