Step 1. While still groggy and growing increasingly irritable, subtly and quietly convince three year old who is "snuggling" in your bed (aka kicking you uncomfortably and squirming) that he wants pancakes for breakfast. Step 2. Endure more kicking of your groin as he then tries to convince mommy that he is very hungry and wants pancakes now until she finally gives in. Step 3-5 Use every opportunity to avoid going near the kitchen where three year old is "helping" mommy make pancakes and if possible stay in bed to the last minute. Step 6. Go flip the on switch on the coffee maker quickly and get a cup as it brews. Step 7. Set the table quickly as a last second helpful gesture. Step 8. Enjoy fluffy pancakes and coffee.
I really must have done something in a past life to deserve the righteous wrath of the car gods in this one. Seriously, I have no luck. Thankfully I live close to one of the best mechanics in the city. They have earned my trust several times over.