7.40am and the house begins to buzz.
Crisp uniforms on, breakfast eaten, teeth brushed, faces washed.
Wax applied to hair and headbands in place to impress.
Bags packed with books, tuck money provided, shoes and coats on.
Away we go.
The Mini Mes walk ahead and I watch from behind.
I'm present but absent too.
My conversation isn't required as they natter about the day ahead.
Their lessons, their lunch, their friends and their homework.
The latest crush, the grumpiest teacher and plans for the weekend!
I've become more like a chaperone than a mum when it comes to the school run.
I love that they are getting so independent and I get to see them doing things for themselves.
At the same time I'm overwhelmed with feelings of broodiness and I long for my babies back...
...or for another to add to the family so that I can experience it all over again.
What is your morning routine like?