Thursday, August 30, 2018


So how's your morning going? Mine started out great, but WOW, did that change quick!
Well GOOD MORNING to you too!
(Notice the time on the clock 9:15!
A LOT of people are already several hours into their day!)
Every single morning I wake up with a renewed sense of optimism that my little angels are going to pop out of bed, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, ready to tackle a new school day!
And every morning, without fail (unless it's Friday, especially "Pancake Fridays" - more about that in another post) my fantasy is quickly flatlined by these two sloths. I know many of you can relate, c'mon, I can't be alone in this. Don't get me wrong, these two are some of the most active kids I know, but you wouldn't believe it if you were here between the hours of 8 and 9:20 in the morning. YES, I said 8 and 9:20 in the morning...they don't even start school until 9:40! Can you imagine?

Some tricks I've tried to wake them:
1. Blaring their favorite music on the SONOS. I have been informed (yesterday) that this is only allowed on FRIDAYS! Here's tomorrow's song choice!
2. A nice back massage with soft, sweet mama talk. This only puts them into a deeper coma.
3. I've tried telling them it's Friday on Tuesday, but that only seems to make them more grumpy.
4. I remind them of something special they have to look forward to, in hopes that this might at least put them in a good mood, rarely works ;)
5. If all else fails, I threaten them, this usually does the trick - lol! Just keeping it real folks!

Getting up for high school is going to a rude-awakening (pun intended) for these two!

So, what are some ways you have tried to get your kids to get out of bed and to school on time?

Yours truly,
Keeping it real :)
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  1. Totally timely! This week has been disastrous in getting the kids up (7th & 8th grade) - missed the bus 2x this week ��

    1. Ha! I figured I was not alone...the struggle is REAL! Thanks for reading and commenting!

  2. Mine have to wake up at 6:45! All 3 of them! (Which is way better than we lived in Lansbrook and Evie had to wake up before 6!) So what I do is turn on every light in the house and turn off all fans and turn up the a/c. Plus I blast the TV .but they still sometimes need to be dragged out of bed! I wish I had morning people kids. 😂

    1. Man that's early girl! I can't imagine! Tomorrow morning, try my "blast music as loud as you can all around the house" trick and see if that's kind of nice on Friday, gets us all in the mood for the weekend and it turns into a dance party.

    2. I'm hoping to video our dance party and post it!