Moms Against Manic Mondays

I find that I dread Mondays.  I am not alone.  Many, many people dread Mondays.  We look forward to the weekend all week, then when we have just begun to get nice and snug into the weekend, it's gone ten times faster than it came.

I begin to dread Monday long before the alarm clock rings at 6am.  For me personally, dread and fear starts creeping slowly in around mid-afternoon on Sundays.  It first started when I was in grade-school, then continued in a different way after I became an adult and started working.  Then it changed forms again when I stopped working and became a stay-at-home mom.  This time I was dreading my husband having to go back to work on Monday morning, and my children and I having to "get back into the swing of things" with housework and homeschool. 

How do I react to this dread?  I rebel.  I want as much of Sunday as I can muster.  I stay up too late.  So then, of course, I don't get enough sleep.  Subsequently it is very difficult for me to rise early before our daughters wake.  Then I wake in a bad mood because they wake up a great deal more chipper and lively than I, so it's just too much for my sleepy brain to handle immediately after waking. 
"Without preparation, I’ve lost the day before it’s begun. I’m toast. And so is my family, because throughout the day, I set the pace. If mama’s a mess, everything’s a mess (and the babes go nuts)." -Sarah Mae
I do not prepare for Monday because I have already accepted that "Mondays suck."  I mean they do, right?  Every Monday, without fail, never ever holds anything that is not extroidinarily difficult...right?  

Of course that's not true!  Then why do we believe it?  Why do we believe that Mondays are hard?  Belief...

Isn't it interesting that the events I described leading up to Mondays for me are actually what creates the sucky, crappy day? --  

My dread of Monday = A Manic Monday

The result is NOT the other way around.  You get what you expect many, many times over.  I will believe that Monday is a day that the Lord has made, and I will rejoice and be glad in it!

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