Morning routines?

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Morning routines?
Fri, 03-05-2010 - 2:08pm

In light of the recent discussion, I realize that we have a pretty simply morning routine....what is yours?

Edited to add:


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Registered: 01-07-2010
Fri, 03-05-2010 - 3:14pm

kids are 13 and 8.

husband wakes @ 4:30, sometimes i get up about 5 with him, not usually, he has to be at work by 6am..

i get up at 5:45, if i need a shower, 6 if not
make coffee, check

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Registered: 01-07-2010
Fri, 03-05-2010 - 3:18pm

didn't realize that i should post the details.

between the time that 13 yo leaves and taking 8 yo, i load dishwasher and run a load of laundry.

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Registered: 01-05-2000
Fri, 03-05-2010 - 3:19pm

Dh: 4:30-5 am wake up, makes coffee, gets on the computer, eats breakfast
6 am walks dog, showers, teeth, gets dressed for work
6:45 am leaves the house

Adam: 6 am gets up; leaves for work 6:30

Me: 6:45 (unless Alex and Lindsay gets up before then) gets up, washes face, have coffee, get on computer
7 am wake up Dylan, help Lindsay go potty and get dressed, get breakfast for Alex, Lindsay and Parker, change Parker after breakfast, eat my breakfast
7:30 am Tuesdays and Thursdays take Dylan to school, clean kitchen
9:30 Tuesdays to to work at the bridal shop (10-2:30)
8 am Monday, Wednesday, Friday clean kitchen
8:30 Dylan starts school
Monday and Wednesday leave at 11:45 for the bridal shop (12-5)

Dylan (age 12): 7-8 am get up, breakfast, hybernate in bedroom
7:30 Tuesday and Thursday go to school
8 am Monday, Wednesday, Friday do chores
8:30 start school
11:45 Mondays and Wednesdays go to bridal shop

Alex (age 4), Lindsay (2), Parker (14 months): get up. See my morning schedule

Joy: gets up by 7:30 on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.
8:15 Mondays leaves for work
If Parker has given her a bad night, I take the kids with me when taking Dylan to school on Tuesday and Thursday. Between getting teeth and his firm belief that he doesn't need sleep, Joy doesn't get much sleep on any given night.


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Registered: 05-10-2009
Fri, 03-05-2010 - 3:56pm

5:10 alarm rings
5:13ish - quit cuddling with dh, go pee, splash water on my face, put gym clothes on, head out
6:25-30 - back home from gym, fix myself breakfast, assist dh and kids with breakfast as needed, pack lunch
6:50ish - get in shower
7:00 -- hair, makeup, clothes, snippets of today show
7:15 -- start nagging ds to get his shoes on and backpack ready
7:20-30 -- leave house

Dh is usually up by 5:40ish and in the kitchen helping kids with breakfast by 6:15 or so. He and dd usually leave about the same time we do.

Kids are 13 (dd) and 9 (ds).

Edited 3/5/2010 3:58 pm ET by savcal2009
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Registered: 05-27-1998
Fri, 03-05-2010 - 4:00pm

Here's my routine. Feel free to copy it. It's not trademarked.

"It is 6:12! Get UP! You are going to miss the bus and no

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Fri, 03-05-2010 - 4:18pm

my husband is the first to rise ( except on weekends, i might get up first or we might get up together ).


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Registered: 01-09-2009
Fri, 03-05-2010 - 4:20pm

Hi guys, it's been a while.


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Registered: 03-27-2000
Fri, 03-05-2010 - 4:23pm

Four kids, ages 5, 7, 9 and 10. The older three are in elementary school, youngest goes to afternoon pre-K.

Dh and I usually get up around 6:40am. Dh gets in the shower and gets ready for work. I head downstairs and start making lunches/snacks. I head upstairs about 6:50 to wake the kids, remind them who has gym that day (gym uniform) and then back downstairs to finish lunches. 7 y/o is usually the first one down, he gets his own breakfast most days, which is usually cereal. Yell upstairs a couple of times for the other two. 10 y/o dd usually comes down and gets her breakfast. 9 y/o needs lots of prodding to get up/get dressed. He's a slowpoke - dh usually handles him until he gets downstairs. Sometimes he gets his own breakfast, sometimes I make it for him.

Badger kids about finishing up, sometimes remind them to brush teeth, help with hairbrushing, kiss them all goodbye and they head out with dh who drives them to school.

My youngest is sometimes up for all of this and I'll feed her then. If she sleeps later, I feed her when she gets up. Some mornings we'll head to the gym after breakfast, then run errands before coming home and getting ready for pre-K or I'll drop her off on my way home.

Occasionally dh will get up very early and head into the office. On those days, I take the kids to school.

Edited 3/8/2010 8:02 am ET by merella
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Registered: 01-09-2009
Fri, 03-05-2010 - 4:26pm
How old are your kids, now?


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Registered: 06-27-1998
Fri, 03-05-2010 - 4:29pm

What kind of help are you talking about?