Morning routines?

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Morning routines?
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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?


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PumpkinAngel

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Fri, 03-05-2010 - 4:57pm

My kids are capable, for the most part, of fixing their own breakfasts.

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Fri, 03-05-2010 - 5:15pm

Oh, I agree, I don't see anything wrong with fixing the kids breakfast (I do it for my kids), I just don't see it as a need, at this point in their lives.

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Ducky

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Fri, 03-05-2010 - 5:29pm

The way it has pretty much worked since our kids got old enough to make their own breakfast is if you are making something that you will make a batch of that will feed more than one person (like pancakes or french toast) then you generally find out who all wants them and make enough for all those that do. If you are making something individual (like a bowl of cereal) then you make your own.

Eggs kind of fall in the gray area. While you can make one or two eggs sometimes when one was making eggs they may also offer to make them for others, sometimes maybe not.

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Fri, 03-05-2010 - 5:40pm
I did a double take at putting pancakes in the toaster. I totally forgot that they can be frozen. Thank you, because I'm going to be watching a bunch of kids over spring break and this will make things easier.














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Fri, 03-05-2010 - 5:44pm
My kids hate pancakes in the toaster, but ds11 will eat them in a pinch.

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Ducky

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Fri, 03-05-2010 - 6:57pm

I make huge (like triple and quadruple) batches of pancakes and freeze them. I usually do 2-3 different kinds (plain, brown sugar and cinnamon, banana, blueberry). I make them small(ish) so they'll fit in the toaster.


I also usually do some that are much thinner than regular pancakes (not quite as thin as crepes) so that I can spread them with jam/jelly and roll them up to eat.

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Registered: 07-15-2009
Fri, 03-05-2010 - 7:10pm
Hmm...I have always but my frozen pancakes in the microwave. I find they come out just like when they were first made. I actually had some for lunch today :)
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Fri, 03-05-2010 - 7:25pm
I find the opposite. In the microwave they come out almost soggy.
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Fri, 03-05-2010 - 7:33pm
My kids are weird.

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Ducky

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Fri, 03-05-2010 - 7:52pm

DH gets up at 5:30, gets ready for work. DD1 (13) gets up at 5:50, gets ready for school. They leave at 6:20 for the bus stop, and DH heads to work.

I get up around 7:30, get ready for work. DD2 (10) gets up around 8, gets ready for school. In the winter, we leave at 8:45; when the weather's nice, we leave at 8:30 to walk/bike to school. Then I head to work.

Occasionally DH and DD1 go out to breakfast and he drives her to school. Occasionally DD2 and I get up a little early and stop at the bagel shop on the way to school.

The kids make their own breakfast and pack their lunches the night before. DD2 sometimes wants help with hard-to-cut fruit or fixing her hair. I usually ask her if she remembered to use her inhaler. She's not a morning person, so I sometimes check to make sure she actually gets up after her alarm goes off.