Hello all, looking for some advice. I am extremely lucky to have a great kid, and I'm a pretty laid-back parent for the most part, but there is one thing that drives me batshit insane: she does not understand the concept of hurrying. At all. Ever.
We don't lead a hectic life. But sometimes, we need to hurry. For example, in the mornings. She has to go to school, I have to go to work, we need to brush teeth, get dressed, and go. Every morning she takes her time to the point where we end up running late. Getting on a coat takes five minutes. The scarf must be thoroughly examined first. The shoes must be waved in the air. Things like that. None of this is attributed to her inability to do these things; she simply does not wish to go any faster. We could be going to Disneyworld or the dentist's office; it would be the same. Every morning begins with, "Come on, we're going to be late. Just get your ______ on and let's go," and ends with me apoplectic and yelling (which accomplishes nothing). I've taken things from her (TV time, etc.) but I feel ridiculous punishing her for it.
How do you girls get your kids up and out in the mornings without throttling them? Please, share your supermom secrets.