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|Mon, 08-02-2010 - 3:34pm|
Sarah from the May Miracles 2004 sent me here. She said you all were very helpful, so here I am :)
What is your routine for school mornings? Last year (kindergarten) was such a battle trying to get DD (5 years old at the time) out of bed and moving. I felt that by the time we got to school, we were both frazzled.
I recently spent a week with my SIL who has two young daughters, and I was amazed at how relatively easily the morning routine went along. I noticed the two of them encouraged (i.e. prodded) each other and worked together. That led me to wonder what school mornings looked like with other mothers with one child. My DH doesn't wake up as early as we do, and it is SO quiet in the house when we're getting ready. I am usually packing her lunch or getting ready myself, and the quietness is a little disconcerting, even for me. I've debated turning on cartoons for her, or playing music, etc., anything to get her stimulated and ready for school. I've also asked my DH to start waking up before we leave for school so that we don't have to be so quiet in the mornings. He is an HR Director and doesn't have to be in the office at a certain time. If he starting getting to bed earlier, he could easily wake up with us. So far, no luck!
School starts on the 9th, and I do not want a repeat of last year. I'd like to get this year started off on the right foot. Any suggestions?? Thanks!