What ways do you repair and reconnect? Kids will be asleep by the time I get home from work, but I plan to apologize and hug it out first thing in the morning.
Well, our morning issues seem to very often stem from people dragging out or refusing breakfast (you know, so they're cranky and hungry while we're in a hurry too). When I haven't kept my calm among all this either, I try hard to rally us together to do a bit that night to get ready for the morning together, or work harder to get going that 5 minutes sooner with the resolve to make a slightly more exciting breakfast that day (which usually motivates my dd's too) - as an apologetic gesture and reminder to us all that we actually *are* able to work together nicely. Standard breakfast is usually oatmeal/toast/yogurt - so just something like making eggs or french toast, or finding the frozen muffins in the freezer is enough. Of course you could pick up a treat for the morning too. Treats in the lunch with a little note are usually appreciated too by dd1, should that be another option.