What was a thinking???

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Registered: 11-16-2004
What was a thinking???
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Tue, 11-30-2004 - 3:46pm
I am so sick of being the drill sargent when it is time to leave the house!! I usually get myself and Noah ready while Marissa does NOTHING and we just leave and wait for her outside. I get madder and madder but leaving gets her going. Today I decided to just wait. Right now she wants to go to dance but she is still doing NOTHING. Sometimes she is such a brat. She is now trying to annoy me instead of getting dressed. OMG I am so mad! Any ideas for me? Getting out the door is a HUGE struggle for us with her transition issues.
Michele
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Registered: 10-23-2003
Tue, 11-30-2004 - 5:12pm

We go through the same thing every morning. David is in kindergarten and it takes him forever to get ready. I have to hand him his clothes because he gets so distracted. If he has to go and pick them out he would never do it. All he has to do to get ready is get dressed eat and brush his teeth but it takes him about 40 to 50 min to do that. That's with me constantly nagging him. So no advice but boy do I know what what its like I feel like that. Nag nag nag that's all I do in the morning.

Lilypie 6th to 18th Ticker Lilypie 6th to 18th Ticker
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Registered: 11-16-2004
Tue, 11-30-2004 - 5:29pm
Thanks Dawn. I knew a bunch of parents here would understand. We have tried a bunch of things that have helped but boy is it frustrating! I finally left right after I typed that message and she was out the door in less than 60 seconds!
Michele
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Registered: 09-30-2004
Wed, 12-01-2004 - 6:25am

Oh man Michele, have I *ever* been there!!!!! I hate when that happens!!!!!


Reading your post I can just tell how you were on the edge, it's SO hard to keep calm, isn't it?


After the 'episodes' are over with Maddy I feel so rotten if I've lost my cool -- one time I remember clearing out her closet screaming 'nothing feels right on you PICK something'.... ugh....


I often wonder what life would be like if Maddy had to actually live with time constraints..if I had to get out of the door each am it would be hell I'm sure..


she really lolly-gags & even though I *know* that her sensory system needs to awaken each am, the way she lingers before getting dressed drives me batty! (And then there's the trickle-down effect of getting upset with my husband because he's in the free & clear at work drinking his hot coffee, grrrr)


I'm sorry you had a tough time with her..


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