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happynewessbee Tue 04-Jan-05 23:36:12

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MunchedTooManyMarsLady Tue 04-Jan-05 23:41:09

Dh does most of the school runs. I'm doing it tomorrow. I get up at 6.30am to get DS1 up and off for 7.30. Then I get the DDs up, they get their own breakfast and get washed and changed themselves. Meanwhile I entertain the DTs and make packed lunch for DDs and breakfast for the DTs. DD1 is starting to make the packed lunches though and that's a help.

When DH does it I get up at 6.30am with DS1. I go back to bed at 7.30 (I try to make sure the DTs are up so that he gives them breakfast ssshhhhh....). Then I get up again at 8.30 when he leaves so that I can be with the DTs.

Do we get to school on time when I do it? Do we buggery. I always think I've got lots of time and so I slow down and do something else. We are always running into school just after the bell.

SPARKLER1 Tue 04-Jan-05 23:49:13

My New Year Resolution was to be more organised in the new school term. So far I am doing well (mind you - dd1 did only go back today! ).

OLD WAYS - alarm goes off 6.30am. Press snooze button until 7.30am!!!!! Get up. Iron EVERYTHING needed , give dds brekkie (whilst telling them to hurry up and eat while I made the lunch boxes ), upstairs to wash, brush teeth and dress (with continuous yelling and shouting at dds to stop messing around and get ready!! Rush out the door at 8.30am panicking that we are going to be late. Wasn't good.

NEW WAYS - Sandwiches made night before. Clothes ironed night before. Alarm goes off at 6am. Snooze button til 7. Get myself up and dressed. Wake up dds (with great difficulty), breakfast, wash and dressed. Time to relax and have breakfast for myself while kids watch tv. Out the door 8.20am. All calm, bright eyed and bushy tailed.

SPARKLER1 Tue 04-Jan-05 23:50:07

- gonna have to be even more organised 2morow. Car packed up today so we are going to have to walk to school. PMSL!

MunchedTooManyMarsLady Tue 04-Jan-05 23:54:22

have you done your ironing? made the lunches? sorry, I should be in bed as I have to be up soon, but DH working overnight and I can never sleep early when he's not here. Pathetic!

SPARKLER1 Tue 04-Jan-05 23:58:12

have done the sandwiches - not the ironing!! Off to do it now. Have spent far too much time on here again!!! Must make a point of doing ironing and sandwiches before I am allowed onto MN!!!!

MunchedTooManyMarsLady Tue 04-Jan-05 23:58:59

nite doll. gonna take my sorry self off to bed. up again in 6 short hours. Yuk!!!!!!!!!!!

SPARKLER1 Wed 05-Jan-05 00:01:41

me too. Nite

happynewessbee Wed 05-Jan-05 00:23:28

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HappyNewCardigan Wed 05-Jan-05 00:35:15

Usually complete rush - get to school generally just on time, get children in playgound/ classroom, chat to some other mums who look fab (how do they do it?), get home & have coffee. Ready to play with dd & get all my jobs done...

happynewessbee Wed 05-Jan-05 00:35:36

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popsycal Wed 05-Jan-05 09:40:27

HI essbee
Slightly different for me as ds isnt at school yet and is younger than your two BUT!
When I work, we have to leave the house at 7:45 at the latest....
So here is how it goes..in theory anyway
alarm at 6:40 - but usually ds is up by then anyway. MUST be out of bed before 7! DH normally stays in bed and sorts himself out as he needs to leave for work around 7:20 - typically, he gets up, uses the bathroom, puts his clothes on and leaves!
So, I aim to iron clothes and make lunches the night before (in theory before I come on MN). I also shower and wash hair etc the night before (although I know many people couldnt bear this...). So when I get up, I pull on my clothes. Take ds straight downstairs and give him breakfast strapped into a highchair in living room doorway so he can watch TV (naughty mummy) and i do my hair (brush it lol) and spend about 2 mins covering up black circles under eys etc!
When he is done, nappy change, clothes on, wash, teeth, bags in car and go!

Dreading doing it with toddler and baby though

sparklymieow Wed 05-Jan-05 09:46:16

MY alarm clock goes off at 6am (ie. MY KIDS!!!) go downstairs and make tea and drinks for the kids,Iron the clothes then give them breakfast at 7am. make them wash and brush teeth, get dressed, Do DD1 hair and then get dressed myself, brush my hair. Bags are done the night before and then we are out the door at 8:20-8:25!!

TheDragon Wed 05-Jan-05 09:49:45

hahahahahaha.... <<sound of Dragon falling ot the floor in helpless laughter>>

Sheer bloodymindedness is what gets me out of the door on time. That and the lure of being free of my children for those school hours!

kid Wed 05-Jan-05 09:57:38

LOL, Yes, the thought of keeping them at home for the day or sending them to school, hmmm, close one!

I am woken by DD and DS by 7am. Make them breakfast, all get washed and dressed (clothes all ironed at least the night before or if I'm really good, on the Sunday for the whole week!) take the lunch (prepared the night before) out of the fridge and into the bags. Then out the door by 8:30, of course all that is accompanied by 'hurry up, do this, do that, we are going to be late!'
In the 3 years that DD has been at school, she hasn't been late (yet!)

Demented Wed 05-Jan-05 10:35:25

I'm rubbish at this but today was a good day. I made DS1's lunch and got his water/snacks sorted last night, his clothes were all ready. I got up at 7.15, woke DS1, we both had a shower, DH gave DS1 breakfast and polished his shoes, I sorted out some laundry and emptied and filled the dishwasher. We left the house at 8.45 (would have been earlier but DS1, typical male, decided he needed a poo just before we left).

All in all a successful morning, just don't think it's going to last!!!

GreatBigFatHeiferEnid Wed 05-Jan-05 10:40:25

I have a new approach this term - assume that dh is actually not in the house and will never help, as he is hopeless in the morning. It worked this morning as anything he actually did felt like a bonus.

popsycal Wed 05-Jan-05 10:40:52

enid - exactly what i do lol

firestorm Wed 05-Jan-05 19:16:25

my alarm goes off at 7am, dd1 literally bounces out but dd2 has to be dragged & although she`s almost 4 i still dress her in the mornings because we would never get out of the door if i left it to her. boy, is she in for a rude awakening once shes at school & has to change herself for pe. sometimes (if things go to plan) we leave the house by 820am in order to get a parking space anywhere near the school, but more often than not we end up parking at my mum`s house & walking the 10 minutes to school.

happynewessbee Wed 05-Jan-05 19:33:57

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popsycal Wed 05-Jan-05 19:36:10

well done!!!
that is the secret!

MunchedTooManyMarsLady Wed 05-Jan-05 19:40:47

made it by the skin of my teeth this morning. DT1 woke at 6.45am, DT2 slept in until 8.20am. DS1 up at 6.30am and out by 7.25am to catch the 7.30am bus. DDs 1 & 2 up at 7.35am. DD2 actually dressed quite quickly today. Only had to threaten her with adoption once . DD1 made the packed lunches, helped dress the DTs and even helped DD2 without moaning. It was a good morning and yet we still only got there just after the bell. Ah well. There are worse things in life.

Nutcracker Wed 05-Jan-05 19:41:35

I get up at 6.45, have a very quick wash and put me make-up on. Go downstairs and have brekkie.

At 7am i go and wake Dd1 and Dd2 and they go downstairs and have their brekkie whilst i drink my tea, do their sandwhiches and iron whichever thing i forgot to do the night before.
Ds is then ususally up and the girls go upstairs to get washed and dressed.

They are usually all ready by 8 and then i faff about until the end of big cook little cook, which is our timer. When that is finnished we go.

Posey Wed 05-Jan-05 20:49:51

I'm actually better if dh isn't around (he works well into the early hours so is quite often still asleep when we're getting up. I also find the earlier we're up, the more we rush as I assume we have LOADS of time. So this is our typical morning.
Alarm goes off at 7am. Get up before 7:30.
Make drinks for me, dd (7) and ds (2).
Dole out breakfast which they eat while watching some TV while I get washed and dressed and bring down their clothes.
Dd dresses herself while I dress ds.
I eat breakfast if going straight out after school, if not prefer it later.
Wash and teeth for kids.
Out of door at 8:45, to arrive at school approx 3 minutes later (we live VERY close to school)

If dh is around, he usually takes responsibility for ds, so its a bit of an easier morning.

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