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What time do non-working, School-run mums get up?

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itusedtobeverydifferent Tue 12-Dec-17 07:41:31

I was just curious. If your only job first thing in the morning is to get the children to school, what time do you get up? I work but not early, and get up about 7-7.30 but wonder if I'd actually get things done if I set the alarm for 6.

Or's too early to make noise!

Just curious.

Havingahorridtime Tue 12-Dec-17 07:43:49

I get up at 6am because that's when DH gets up for work. It means I can get a shower in peace whilst he looks after the kids for 10 minutes.

Wishfulmakeupping Tue 12-Dec-17 07:44:39

Between6 and 6.30

dementedpixie Tue 12-Dec-17 07:45:26

I get up about 6.50/6.55 so i can jump in the shower before ds gets up at 7am. I go downstairs with him and sort pack lunch stuff while he has breakfast. The worst bit is trying to get dd up as she is not a morning person! Her alarm is 7.30 but takes a while to get moving

formerbabe Tue 12-Dec-17 07:45:58

I get up at 7.15..and make breakfast for kids who get up at about 7.30.

JamesDelayneysTattoos Tue 12-Dec-17 07:46:06

I don’t work away from home and I get up at 6.30 as I have to get my 12 year old up for her bus at 7.12.

If she didn’t have to leave so early I’d get up around 7.15 as next child along needs to be up at 7.30

I put some croissants or cinnamon swirls in the oven at 6.40 and prepare my 12 year old a breakfast drink ( she’s vegan ) so they’ve got something substantial in their tummies.

Other 2 school age dc 6 and 10 get up somewhere between6.45-7.15 ish.

Chrisinthemorning Tue 12-Dec-17 07:47:23

6.15 because DH gets up and brings me tea in bed.
Same as my work days.

metalkprettyoneday Tue 12-Dec-17 07:48:33

I'm not working for a few weeks and get up at 6.45 so I can have a shower and enjoy my coffee and toast in peace. Daughter gets up at 7.30 , we leave at 8.25. I have loads of time but still manage to rush around in the last 5 mins looking for hairbrush, library books etc.

phoenix1973 Tue 12-Dec-17 07:52:15

Between 6 and 6:30.
My oh kicks me out of bed. He has to leave for work and i make us a cuppa. I work 3 days a week but get up early regardless. I feel like shit but I can get more done it feels like ive got a headstart on the day.

Babieseverywhere Tue 12-Dec-17 07:52:49

6.15am Shower/Dress

6.45am Help oldest DD get out for the high school bus @ 7.15am.

7.30am Wake up, breakfast, check clothes, bags, brush teeth, coats and do hair of youngest three children.

8.30am Walk to school (or drive if unwell)

9.15am Get back home to start day.

CappuccinoCake Tue 12-Dec-17 07:54:12

It must dedpend what time school is too presumably. I was amazed people were getting up at 7.30 but if they don't have to leave until 8.30 it makes more sense- mine are in school then!

We get up at 7 and leave at 8. It's a bit tight but psychologically be does 7 is too early in my head.

ItWentInMyEye Tue 12-Dec-17 07:55:14

I get up at 6.15, kids get up at 7 if we're taking the bus. Otherwise it's 7 for me and 7.30 for the kids. Getting up at the same time as them is too stressful!

itusedtobeverydifferent Tue 12-Dec-17 07:56:55

@metalkprettyoneday Oh no! Still a last minute rush. I suppose it's hard to remember all the little bits and bobs earlier on.

Smallpotatolove Tue 12-Dec-17 07:57:53

I get up when the baby wakes up which is anywhere between 6-7. We need to be having breakfast by about 7.45 so I usually just lie on the sofa for a bit with my coffee until my eldest gets up at 7ish. I'm not a morning person, in an ideal world we would all get up at 7.30.

TroelsLovesSquinkies Tue 12-Dec-17 07:58:17

Up at 7 Dd walks off to the bus stop at 8.10
Work days part time I get up at 6.30 leave at 7,30 and Dh is up and doing housework already and will make sure Dd leaves on time.

AngelsWithSilverWings Tue 12-Dec-17 07:59:13

6:30 is my allotted time in the shower so that's when I get up. I like to be up and ready by 7:15 which is when DS12 leaves to catch the bus to school. He will have sorted his own packed lunch and breakfast.

I then get an hour with DD9 to have breakfast , make her lunch and listen to her read or do spelling / maths practice before we leave for school at 8:15.

CatastropheKate Tue 12-Dec-17 08:01:42

7.10 is the absolute latest, usually a bit before that.

CheapSausagesAndSpam Tue 12-Dec-17 08:03:39

I get up when DH gets up for work at 6.30. My DC are older now...13 and 9 so they stay asleep.

We have coffee together with the dog in the garden and it's one of my favourite times of day.

At 7.30 I get the DC up...well, 13 year old has usually woken up with her own I go in to make sure.

I make us all breakfast then we sit for half an hour on social media chatting. THen they rush to get dressed while I slap lunches together.

Then DD2 and I walk to school at 8.20 because she likes to be early...DD1 leaves a bit later and runs.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 12-Dec-17 08:05:36

6.25 when my alarm goes off.

Rufustherenegadereindeer1 Tue 12-Dec-17 08:06:28


They are at senior school now but i get up at the same time in case something goes wrong and they need a lift

Sensimilla Tue 12-Dec-17 08:07:03

I get up at 530 when i work and 630 if not working

Thetreesareallgone Tue 12-Dec-17 08:07:17

I can hear the children showering from 6.15 onwards, I leap up and put the heating on, but then snuggle back in bed til 7.

I am not good in the mornings at all. Anything before 7 and I feel exhausted all day.

BamburyFuriou3 Tue 12-Dec-17 08:08:01

Normally ds has me up anytime from 4.30 - 5.30. pre-ds the latest I would get up would be 6.45

dustarr73 Tue 12-Dec-17 08:09:48

About 7, I have coffee and toast.Kids up 7.30 dressed and out the door at 8 for breakfast club.

If no breakfast club I leave at 8.30 for the 10 minute walk to school.

PineappleScrunchie Tue 12-Dec-17 08:10:05

I wake with the baby between 4.30 and 5 but can normally stay in bed with him until about 6.30. Then get ready and get the other two up and in the car by 7.45. They’re all still young enough to need help with things in the morning so it takes a long time unless dh is home to help.

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