Alyssa has a seven-year-old son, Theo. Alyssa has an important deadline coming up at work, thus she was up most of the night working and is trying to finish up last minute additions to her presentation as she eats breakfast.
Alyssa is also trying to get Theo to get up and get ready to catch the bus to school, she does not have time to drop him off today so he can’t miss the bus.
Alyssa’s heart starts beating faster and her face warms up. She can feel herself getting angrier and yelling more as it gets closer to the time the bus shows up at 8:00am. By the time Theo is ready and catches the school bus, Alyssa is exhausted and feeling very frustrated as she rushes out the door to get to work.
Finally, that took forever!
Theo, please get ready for school or you're going to miss the bus.
Theo wakes up and starts to fool around, running around the bathroom giggling and refusing to hurry up and shower. Alyssa sighs in frustration.
He’s doing it again, it’s going to be another bad morning and he’ll make me late for work.
She begins to chase Theo around yelling at him to stop fooling around and get in the shower. Alyssa wonders if Theo is acting this way because she worked on her presentation rather than taking him to the park yesterday.
Why does he have to act like this today of all days? Maybe he is doing it on purpose because I didn't take him to the park yesterday.
THEO, GET IN THE SHOWER. STOP FOOLING AROUND!
After her presentation at work, Alyssa starts to relax and thinks about the morning. She feels guilty about how she reacted to Theo.
Maybe I was too harsh, he was just being his playful self...