So I have noticed especially in the last month or so it is taking forever to get out of the house with my almost 2 year old. It can take up to a half hour to get into the car to go somewhere! It feels as if I am just chasing him around the house and only able to get him to do one thing at a time- sit on potty, get dressed, shoes, etc and then he runs off. I have tried just telling him he needs to come and get shoes on/pee on potty/whatever the next step is and I just sit and wait. That works sometimes but often there is a time crunch going on and I cannot wait all day. I have also asked him to help me pack his bag, get his shoes, etc which works for about one thing. It is even happening if we are going somewhere he wants to go such as the park, playdate, pool, whatever it may be. I have made a point not to actually chase after him because he will really love that and make it a game. I just kind of follow him from room to room and end up getting frustrated that it has taken so long. I was thinking of making some kind of a chart with visuals of what we/he has to do when we are going somewhere. I am a Special Ed teacher so that idea is a normal thing to me and I was wondering if it's too much/strict/routine for a 2 year-old or would be a helpful tool. Does your toddler also do this- strategies, ideas, suggestions please.
Thanks in advance