Originally Posted by childsplay
When we lived on our boat my now 7 year old, who was 5 at the time used to have us set an alarm clock for him each night for 6:30am. It would go off, he'd roll out of his bunk, get dressed, fasten his lifevest and go out on deck to do some fishing. He'd sit on the aft deck, right above our cabin so we could hear him and if he needed us he'd just call down. He'd be out there singing, muttering, calling out "morning!" to people going by in dinghys, even the odd curse if his line tangled, as he casted and reeled over and over. We used to call him the old man.
Well now THAT is the cutest thing I've ever heard! Cursing and all!
My kids are almost 10 (!!!!!) and 7. During the week it is I who gets up first, and then I wake Ds#1 pretty easily, then my mini-me Ds#2, takes a bit of coaxing to get out of his bed. ( He's a deep sleeper/they share a room)
Then I turn PBS on and go make breakfast.
Then I coax everyone into high gear and we get dressed, brushed and out the door.
The weekends: Both boys get up whenever ( I actually have no idea, maybe somewhere between 7 and 9...) and I think Ds #1 is actually up before #2 most weekend mornings. They each get their own breakfast and watch cartoons and sometimes play elaborate games that involve all of their stuffed animals and couch cushions. LMAO... Then Dh rolls out of bed next and I follow in time to make lunch.