v. daw·dled, daw·dling, daw·dles
1. To take more time than necessary: dawdled through breakfast.
2. To move aimlessly or lackadaisically: dawdling on the way to work.
To waste (time) by idling: dawdling the hours away.
It doesn't matter how early I get up in the morning, there will still be a mad rush to get out the door by 7:00 AM. I am fairly self-efficient- the alarm goes off; I drag my butt out of bed and start sleep-walking my way through my morning beauty routine. I second guess my outfit a couple of times, and then I eat some sort of breakfast. In fact I've streamlined my morning routine so much, I've actually been able to post blogs in the morning lately.
But Sean is a dawdler. When I use this phrase my students always look at me like I am speaking a foreign language. I thought it was a Southern thing, but now I'm not so sure. I try to trace back through my life where I might have first heard or seen the word dawdle, but I can't remember. However, I am well accustomed to dawdlers. My sister is one of the world's worst dawdlers (if you are reading, I love you, Desi!), and apparently Sean is taking after his auntie!
Breakfast is an hour-long affair over here, punctuated by battles to brush his hair and his teeth, get him dressed, put his shoes on, so on and so forth. This child does not get in a hurry. It's kinda sweet and whimsical at this age, at least for me. Curtis, on the other hand, is responsible for getting Sean to school and himself to work, so he's a little more stressed by the morning dawdling.
I hope I enjoyed these pictures. They were taken by my dawdling sister, and she may be so mad at me, she never willingly takes photos of me again....