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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.
Timmy's Mommy WARNINGyslexic typing with help of preschooler, beware of typos