Whew...today was challenging! Week 2 of 2nd grade - we still don't have the mornings down.
I have a chart on the door: Get dressed Sock/Shoes Breakfast Brush Teeth Sunscreen (I put on faces, arms and legs every morning - the worst part of the morning) Get backpack, lunch, water bottle
I work from my home office 6am - 2 pm so DH makes breakfast/lunches. We lay out clothes the night before. DH and DD are out the door at 7:40 for drive to school. He walks her into to line up/morning announcements then he gets in the car for his hour commute (it's 13 miles, gotta love LA)
First Wake Up call at 6:30 6:39 Second Wake Up call and out of bed Meds Get Dressed Shoes/Socks Breakfast Hair & Teeth Out the door at 7:35. The oldest leaves at 7:20 for school.
Clothes are laid out the night before including socks & shoes. Back packs are hung by the door at night. The kids are responsible for making their lunch the night before. If they don't then they have to eat at school. I also set the table the night before. Normally we then only pull the milk out of the fridge for breakfast. I find that if I get up and am ready before I get the kids up it is easier. Normally though someone is always lagging behind in the morning. I need to drop the kids off at school at 7:40 or I will be late for work.
Me 33, DD - O 13, DS1 -J 8, DS2 - Cr 6, DS3 - Co 5, DD2 - E (11/10)
School does not start until 9:05. We can be there at 8:40 for breakfast though. Got there early today expecting lots of traffic but not anything like our old school so we can get there later!
Up at 7:15 or 7:30 Get dressed Gather items needed for the day teeth brushed/hair combed/glasses accounted for Maybe a snack before breakfast at school (depends on how they are feeling). shoes on 15 minutes of curious george on tv or free play 8:30ish off to school for breakfast.
I get up at 5 or 5:10a, depending on how many times I hit snooze. I finish my routine and then get the kids ready. Grandma or daycare feeds them breakfast so all I have to do is get them up and dressed. I try to get their diaper bags ready the night before but usually forget so I have to make sure there are diapers and a change of clothes for each kid. My kids are learly risers so I rarely have to wake them.
My kids must be slobs. I usually have to feed them before they get dressed so they don't end up dribbling all over themselves.
Last year we watched TV and ate breakfast but this year I'm thinking we'll eat together at the table and skip tv. Don't know how that will go over. So we'll get up, eat, get dressed, play, shoes and out the door. She has to be there at 7:50 but we can leave at 7:40 and walk there in plenty of time.
DD learned to tie her own shoes, but it takes her forEVER to get it done, so I think I have to actually schedule that time in as well.
Esmerelda Supercalifragilistic (41) DD (5) DS (2) Just eat it, will ya
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