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Who Helps the Kids Get Ready in the Morning?

Mornings are always busy in households with children (especially if everyone had trouble falling asleep the night before).

Whether you are raising your kids on your own or have a partner to rely on, getting everyone up, dressed and ready to greet the day is hard work.

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kerneschick2005 kerneschick2005 9 years
awwwww B. Davis!!!
JennyJen2 JennyJen2 9 years
Just Daddy. Now I do lay everything out and have the diaper bag packed for the day, but otherwise it is up to him to physically dress and groom her.
radmama27 radmama27 9 years
Just mommy
Greggie Greggie 9 years
Both. He generally leaves before we do, but he helps me up to that point, or will leave late if I need anything extra. Once school starts and I'm no longer working, I'll be doing it since he'll be leaving as we get up. But then he'll be taking over a lot of the bedtime routine, so it all works out.
kikidawn kikidawn 9 years
When I was a child it was just my mom. When my SO and I have kids it will probably be a combo of both of us... but it also depends on what our schedules will be like at that point.
macgirl macgirl 9 years
I generally take care of the baby and hubby helps the 9 year old by making his breakfast, packing his lunch and taking him to school. It has been really nice to have someone around in the morning to help out as it was just me when the 9 year old was a baby.
ShePirate2010 ShePirate2010 9 years
im my home my mom alwasy got me started
smhooper smhooper 9 years
My hubby works different shifts, so he's either already at work or just getting ready for bed when it's time to get our daughter ready in the morning. So, it's my job!
schnappycat schnappycat 9 years
So far it's all me because my husband is out the door before baby wakes up. I suspect that will always be the case since he leaves for work pretty early most days and is often working weekends, too. And aw on the picture! It's Brooke and baby Angie from OTH. Heh. ;)
jennifer76 jennifer76 9 years
Dad is long gone by the time the kids are waking up. So, it's all me!
lickety-split lickety-split 9 years
me. i've always done it. for some reason i have it down and anyone else "helping" throws a wrench into it. mornings go very smoothly :)
albeli albeli 9 years
Other: During the school year when we're working, the "nanny" (my mother) gets here while DH and I are getting ready for work and gets the little one up. They spend most of the day here, though, so unless they're having a playdate with my aunt and my cousin's baby (my aunt also "nannys") they chill for a while before getting her dressed.
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 9 years
Both of us. It all depends on how crazy the morning starts but my husband is always helping out :)
sofi sofi 9 years
We both have to help out. I probably do a bit more but my hubby doesn't just ignore everything and worry about himself. My son gives us the worst time trying to get him up, so that is usually a tag-team effort.
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