I am not a fan of Alice In Wonderland but I have never read the book so maybe my opinion would change. (Note to self read Alice in Wonderland to the kids this Summer)
Before adding a 5th bird to my nest I was always on time. Well 98% of the time. Usually I am only late if I get lost or the gps sends me on a scenic route when roads are closed. My mother taught me importance of being on time. It is disrespectful to show up late, it is like saying the other persons time is not important to you. So, if you know me and you show up late know this is how I feel about your tardiness.
Now that I seem to be late quite often in the last few months I do not think it is always the intent of the person being late to disrespect me. I believe a lot of times it is just a frazzled mommy of many kids failing to be more organized and plan well. So if you are not of mom of many and are lot often I believe you are just saying to me that my time is not as Important as yours. Action speak louder than words.
The last 3 months I have tried soooo hard to plan WAY in advance when I leave the house but something always comes up......
The baby poops right as we walk out the door.
Some one trips and fall down the steps and gets hurt on the way out.
Someone is in the car waiting for me with no pants on.
The dog throws up and I step in it on my way out the door.
Kids cannot find their shoes.
The baby want to nurse.
These are all recent things that have helped contribute to my lateness in the last 3 months.
I am trying to embrace the fact that with 5 kids I may be a tad late from time to time and that I need to just take a deep breath and try not to stress too much over it. I am also going to try and be more forgiving to others who show up late to my events.
"Slowly, Slowly!" said Charlotte " Never Hurry and never worry!"