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#1 of 2 Old 03-20-2012, 05:20 AM - Thread Starter
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DD2 is 5.5 and she is so slow at everything!  It is driving the rest of us nuts & impacting her free time.  Eating is the worst; she'll routinely spend over an hour at the table for meals.  Her morning routine (bathroom, breakfast, make bed, get dressed, brush teeth, comb hair) takes 2 hours, so the morning is half over before she's done.  How can I help her move along?

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#2 of 2 Old 03-21-2012, 10:17 AM
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you are writing about me and my dd.


we are like your dd.


i have to wake dd early at the cost of sleep to give her the time. and "I" wake up an hour earlier than her to have my own time.


i am not sure what you would do to move along.


what i do with dd is have a hair brush with me in the car or the bus where she can brush her hair on the way. bfast is also eaten in transport. usually its fruit and cheese. dd takes at least half hour to wake up. from getting out of the bed to going to the bathroom.


some of us REALLY need that time to ourselves. if dd is hurried her whole day goes badly and she is sleepy on the way to school. if she is given her time she is awake and skipping and hopping along to school.


when i was young my dad used to make me smoothies for bfast so that i could drink and not spend my time chewing.


i dont even have dd make her bed in the morning.

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