Morning madness with the kids - What do you do??

Natalie - posted on 05/25/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Hi everyone! So I've had some small success getting my 3 boys up and ready and out the door for school in the mornings but as Im sure you know it usually leaves me pretty flustered, frustrated and tired. Obviously I love taking care of my kids and will never stop so my question is, what do you do for yourselves in the morning that makes you feel better about the way your morning goes? Is there anything that leaves you more excited and energized for the day? Also, amidst making breakfast for your kids, what do you eat yourselves?

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Abbe - posted on 06/06/2011

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I have 2 kids and we all have cereal together in the morning, where i also sort out their lunches (and mine if time!) I've worked it that i can get up showered breakfast, dressed and teeth in about 90 mins - with me getting up 20 mins before them to get showered.
Can you give any of them jobs to do to help?

Christy - posted on 06/06/2011

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My husband and I get up together and make breakfast for the kids. It was his idea! I am not willing to do it without him. LOL! Anyway, with four kids in three different schools and the need to get hubby off to work in good time means that we're up plenty early. I'm not necessarily doing anything for me in the mornings, but I really feel like rising early enough to get everything done is critical. Otherwise I am totally flustered.

Then once my kids are off to school I take some me time!

Vivian - posted on 06/06/2011

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I have two girls, and In the morning it is hectic at times. So what I do is get their clothes picked out weekly, I encourage them to help, so we eliminate the confrontation we may have in the mornings to come. They have long hair,so I braide their hair after their shower the night before. If I do that every night, in the morning we can skip a step, because there aren't any tangles to brush out. It works for me!

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During the week, my kids and I eat cereal. I get all our breakfasts ready together and we all sit down at the table and eat together. On the weekends I make toast and if they want to eat in front of the TV they can, then I sort myself out and sit at the table. I have to say that I like it that we all eat together and that first hot cup of tea I have with my breakfast is one of life's simple pleasures!

Medic - posted on 05/25/2011

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I sleep in....thats my husbands job. Generally we only make breakfast on the weekends because our son gets breakfast at school and our daughter eats at daycare.

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I have 3 boys as well, during the morning while getting my 6 year old boy ready for school I have a cup of coffee and a muffin, and dealing with my younger boys.

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