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Though I insist that DS dresses himself and takes care of personal care on weekends and holidays (so that he develops those skills,) on schooldays I just take over.
I get up and get myself ready (if DS wakes up b/c I'm making noise, that's OK.) Then I just start dressing him. He often wakes up when I get to the shirt, but not always. I then pick him up and grab his bunny and take him to the bathroom, where I prop him up some where to brush his teeth (non-fluoride paste so rinsing is optional.) It's actually easier to comb his hair if he is still asleep than if he wakes up. I then carry him to the door, where I gather up my bags and put on my shoes. DS is usually awake at this point to put on his shoes, but if he is still sleeping, I just put his shoes in a plastic bag. We then go to the car. Usually he is awake by the time I strap him into his seat, so I give him his breakfast (it's a long drive.) However, if he is still asleep, I will just get going. Hopefully, he is awake and fed by the time we get to school, but if he's not, I just wake him up when we get there and try to get him to a eat a little as fast as possible, while I put his shoes on him.
If he is awake and really grouchy and difficult about letting me dress him, he goes to school in his PJs.
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