Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Do You Dawdle?

daw·dle  (dôdl)
v. daw·dleddaw·dlingdaw·dles
v.intr.
1. To take more time than necessary: dawdled through breakfast.
2. To move aimlessly or lackadaisically: dawdling on the way to work.
v.tr.
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....






15 comments:

Samantha Cernock said...

My husband is a morning dawdler!

Thetinyheart said...

Your floral scarf is so pretty and love those boots! I'm a Northerner and I've heard "dawdle" but it might be used more often in the South? I have to plan my outfits out at night or else I'd never get out the door in time. Usually walking the dog is what slows me down in the morning (he wants to sniff everything!).

-Sharon

Carrie said...

Such a pretty scarf! Hmmm, I grew up in Hawaii and my mom uses the word dawdle ... maybe it's more of a generational instead of regional difference??

Marissa said...

I am such a morning dawdler! #guilty

Alicia said...

Loved photo #3 with the sun coming through on the right. Send me t hose boots! :) I am a dawdler if I don't have anything pressing to do in the morning like going someplace for an appointment or just to hang out with a friend. Otherwise, I am the worst dawdler you have ever seen. I can mess around on the computer or when the weather is nice and warm, go outside and read, listen to the birds, talk on the phone, and drink coffee until lunch time. :)

Courtney said...

Hey there,
I am so glad you found and commented on my blog. I've worried about blogging & teaching, but I found that a lot of other teachers in my department also blog. I guess as long as you can find a way to keep it appropriate, I really don't see how it's an issue. Teachers are people with hobbies and adult lives outside of school They must be allowed to write, to maintain their hobbies, and to express themselves. Excited to check out your blog and to "meet" a fellow teacher.
PS- I love your sweater and boots. I have a very similar pair :)
-Courtney

Annie said...

I love the word dawdle - but I'm really not a dawdler - but the hubs is - and it can get pretty annoying :) LOVING that red coat and your pretty scarf :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

two birds said...

i don't dawdle, but my son does and it drives me batty! i love your scarf paired with that gorgeous belted sweater!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Boys! What will we do?

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Don't even get me started on my husband! I know where Sean got it from!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I wish I had bloggers in my department! So glad to be sharing in this community with you!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I am jealous of your dawdling! It sounds wonderful :)

And I am telling you- these boots are probably the best purchase I've ever made at Old Navy. I wear them all the time!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Perhaps. plus as soon as my husband read the post he said it was from "Mary Poppins." So maybe I heard it as a child watching that movie?

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Dogs. Kids. Pretty much the same thing! Glad I don't have one of each... I'd never get anything done!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Mine too!!

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