Having three 7 year olds that know how to push each other's buttons in the morning, I try to detour them from being in the same room while getting around.
I also try to do a lot of the morning stuff at night. Laying out clothes, shoes, getting backpacks ready, getting everything laid out for lunches (then I just have to warm up whatever they want as main course and toss in the bag). My best friend does mostly the same thing except as she gets one child up, she dresses them, brushes teeth, fixes hair, then sits them at the table for bk...then goes and gets the next one up and does it all over again. She has four girls, however...two are elementary age and two are still toddlers. I have tried this approach, and I will admit, it does make the morning smoother, but they are also almost 8 years old and I would like to think I can tell them to get dressed, shoes on, teeth brushed, and let me fix their hair without a fuss. Doesn't usually happen....but a girl can dream.View Thread