Each morning I get up at 5am, go to the gym, shower, come home and put a hot breakfast on the table. We sit, chat and start the day together with prayer. I check that the homework and lunches are in the backpacks before my kids head off to school.
Well, that's the way it plays out in my head. The true, unexaggerated reality is one parent is traveling, there are tears over lost homework, someone does not want to eat breakfast, and there is overturned furniture to dodge while dashing to the car, toast in hand, because the hamster was loose.