Getting to work on time before kids was as simple as a five-minute shower, throwing on some clothes, grabbing a banana and your to-go coffee cup. On the other hand, getting out the door in the morning after you have kids and depositing everyone at their respective locations can sometimes feel like you’re herding cats. The daily grind will be just that…a grind. You may ask yourself how it is humanly possible that you’re late every morning when your children wake up at o’ dark thirty. When it comes to daily mundane tasks like going to the bathroom, brushing teeth and getting dressed, they are children’s kryptonite. Who knew something as simple as getting out the door in the morning could be so difficult when you throw a couple of kids into the mix?
However long you think it will take you to get out the door with your kids add twenty minutes. Getting everyone to the garage and secured in their car seats will probably take fifteen precious minutes that you never considered when you started getting ready. Warning: Without fail, when you load the kids into the car someone is bound to ask for a snack, need to pee or have a dirty diaper. Question; do kids hold it until you lock them in their car seats just to fuck with parents? Now you’re running late, it’s barely 8am and you’re ready to pull your hair out. There is not much you can do to prepare for these little surprises, but if you are otherwise on schedule it shouldn’t set you back too much. The best way to improve the morning routine is to start early and don’t freak out if you’re running late. Try getting everyone fed, dressed and looking halfway presentable before watching a show or playing with toys.