Ok, so how long does it take a normal person to get out the door with young children in the morning?
The reason I ask is because today was the last Friday that Raya had her little class at the Children's Museum. We have to be out the door by 8am. Next year she will be in preschool 5 days a week and we'll have to be out the door daily *before* 8am. And god help me, when I go back to work the following year I'll probably have to be out the door by 7am!
So please share.. any tips and tricks for making the mornings less chaotic? The girls and I woke up at 6:30am ---giving us a full 1.5 hours to get out the door. I really don't want to get up sooner---seems crazy that I can't figure out a way to do this in that amount of time :-P
Here is how our morning went:
6:30-7am-- make breakfast, girls eat, I made sack lunches (I didn't have time to eat myself).
7-7:30-- got girls dressed, did hair, brushed teeth, gathered up all the junk they thought they needed to take along
7:30-8am-- I took a shower, got dressed/hair and makeup, got all my "junk" together for the day
(And there were about 5 potty breaks for Brielle thrown in there, and well as an argument over her insisting that she wear her Dora pjs to the museum. And of course a couple footwear changes by both girls because no matter what I choose they want something else!)
We made it out the door on time but I didn't have time to eat and when I left the kitchen was still a mess from breakfast and I didn't have time to make beds or anything like that. Do you just not do that stuff in the morning? Does everyone else in the world get up earlier and allow more time?
I know I could probably make sack lunches the night before, but I'm super picky and 90% of the stuff I think it soggy or gross if I make it up ahead of time haha. I did have everything set out and somewhat organized the night before.
It'd be much easier if nothing ever started before 10am...if I have until 10am to get out the door I'm golden! ;-)
And just because I feel bad not posting a picture two days in a row, here is a photo from Easter that my cousin took. Brielle and Daddy hunting eggs at our family party. (They just dumped a pile of eggs outside for the babies LOL. )