I was discussing with my mother this morning my plans for my 4 hour car trip to her house this weekend for Thanksgiving week. She asked when I was leaving and I told her I wasn't sure, hopefully sometime before noon. Told her I would have to wait for DD to wake up and then run through our morning routine and get out the door. She said, "Just wake her up early and get in the car and let's go." I tried to explain to her that my DD will have plenty of years ahead of her of being forced to wake before her body tells her it's ready and I'm in no hurry to rush that. My mother regarded this as the waste of a male bovine.
So, I began to wonder, do others wake their toddlers? I came to the one place I was likely to find like-minded mommas who could give me different perspectives with the same general beliefs.