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About to pull my hair out Mother Effin Queen Due April 19; 2 kids; Hattiesburg, Mississippi 991 posts
13th Nov '12

I'm gonna run away! Seriously! I can't take mornings anymore. Hubby leaves by 6:30 every morning and I need to leave by 6:45. Every damn morning my 5 year old is dragging her feet, not getting dressed or out of bed, eating her cereal one piece at a time while her 17 month old sister is hanging on my shirt or leg screaming her face off for me to hold her. I'm late for work every day because we can't leave on time, ever. My husband says I need to get up earlier. Wtf? I wish just one day he could be in my shoes for the morning. Then he would see why I want to run away sometimes. I'm so frustrated. I hate yelling in the morning (or any other time) but it seems to be the only thing that works!

Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65030 posts
status 13th Nov '12

I think he's right. If they're making you run late, then get up earlier. Sounds like it will be fun adding a newborn to the mix, won't it?

*~* Superwoman *~* 1 child; Moreno Valley, California 2045 posts
13th Nov '12

why cant he help out a little if the time frame difference of you both leaving is only 15min? he obviously has to get up earlier and they are his children as well.
If that isnt an option then yes I agree that you may need to wake up a little earlier to get what you need done and what kind of job do you have that allows you to be late every morning?

Mother Effin Queen Due April 19; 2 kids; Hattiesburg, Mississippi 991 posts
13th Nov '12

I get up at 5am! Why do I have to be the one that does everything? He gets up at 6

Mother Effin Queen Due April 19; 2 kids; Hattiesburg, Mississippi 991 posts
13th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting *~* Superwoman *~*:</b>" why cant he help out a little if the time frame difference of you both leaving is only 15min? he obviously ... [snip!] ... wake up a little earlier to get what you need done and what kind of job do you have that allows you to be late every morning?"</blockquote>



I just have a great, very understanding boss who knows that I make up the time or stay late to get things done. Thankfully he's seen my dedication to my job and understands family things.

*~* Superwoman *~* 1 child; Moreno Valley, California 2045 posts
13th Nov '12
Quoting Mother Effin Queen:" <blockquote><b>Quoting *~* Superwoman *~*:</b>" why cant he help out a little if the ... [snip!] ... I make up the time or stay late to get things done. Thankfully he's seen my dedication to my job and understands family things."

lucky for you!......why are you complaining then? ask him to help out or suck it up and get up earlier.

Goneforever 2 kids; Las Vegas, Nevada 6418 posts
13th Nov '12

Put the kids to sleep earlier and they probably wont wake up so cranky.
or just get up earlier and deal with it

dbailey 2 kids; Arkansas 3732 posts
13th Nov '12

The night before get as much as you can done: lay out clothes, pack lunches/backpacks/diaper bags or whatever, put shoes by the door, etc. Give them something quick to eat in the morning or let them eat oatmeal in a mug on the way to school, put the 17 month old in her highchair and let her eat fruit or whatever so she's not hanging on you. Find out where you're wasting time. If you get up at 5 there's no reason not to be ready by nearly 7

Barnett Babies Due February 22; 10 kids; Indiana 1770 posts
13th Nov '12

Try setting up things and laying out clothes the night before etc. Hubby might try to do what he can to help! Also, try cereal bars for breakfast on the GO and just maybe 15 minutes earlier if that does not help..I stay on a routine & have for many yrs. you have to not with just having a bunch of babies, but when you have a Infant/toddler with older siblings!

Barnett Babies Due February 22; 10 kids; Indiana 1770 posts
13th Nov '12
Quoting dbailey:" The night before get as much as you can done: lay out clothes, pack lunches/backpacks/diaper bags or ... [snip!] ... she's not hanging on you. Find out where you're wasting time. If you get up at 5 there's no reason not to be ready by nearly 7"

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great advice!