Preschool for the Twins Equals Crazy Morning Routines!

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 Last week……

“Wake up, little loves, it’s time to get ready for school”

Check my watch – got plenty of time.

Drag the kids out of bed, get the breakfast ready, walk the dog, dress the kids, dress myself, check my watch….

“Ten minutes till we have to be in the car!!!”

“Come on, we are going to be late!”

“In the car, in the car, lets go, lets go!”

I turned to my hubby and laughed as I said,  “And just like that I have turned into my mum!”

I vividly remember the hectic morning routine as a child getting ready for school, and my mum hollering the count down till it was time to get into the car!

AAAhhh the memories :)

We WERE late that first morning, but luckily it was just for Preschool orientation, and it was only 5 minutes! And I even built in a window of time for the dreaded “double meltdown” which thankfully didn’t happen on this morning.

This is ONLY preschool – guess I am going to be like this for another 18 years or something! Yaaaawn! The thought of that just makes me tired.

Guess I am going to have to streamline the morning routine.

Got any tricks out there for getting out the door for school on time?

About Twin Mom

34 year old, born in a small steel town in South Africa, now living in a large Steel City in the US. Mother of twins and loving every moment.
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17 Responses to Preschool for the Twins Equals Crazy Morning Routines!

  1. Kristyn says:

    i have enough trouble getting my one daughter to school i couldnt imagine doubling that.

  2. the early am rush is my least favorite. It will only get worse when it stays dark and we need headlamps to go to the bus stop.

  3. John Elash says:

    Already made breakfast I find is key, especially if it can be brought in the car if running late like a pop tart or nuked breakfast sandwich. Chris makes hard boiled eggs the night before so it’s quick and easy in the morning.

  4. Michele says:

    Have no children–but I definitely remember my Mom attempting to get me up in the mornings–not an easy feat back then! Good Luck!!

  5. Edward Muller says:

    Ahhhhh… I remember this well! Between the car breaking down and having to push start to running the red lights with the occasional polite gesture to the passing vehicles that happened to get in our way! Good times.

  6. Kim says:

    Yep, you’ll be getting up earlier and earlier!! Twice the trouble…but good trouble. I’ve got one and it’s busy busy for me in the mornings on pre-school days.

  7. cindy b says:

    Ahh they are adorable! Love the pic!

  8. Mollygram says:

    Pack the car the night before or write a GIANT note on the dashboard of must remembers. Aim for 1/2 hr early. Keep car stocked with juice boxes and protein bars and wipes just in case. Cheese and fruit plates made the night before and covered with syran wrap in frig. Milk ready in sippy cups. I kept a hairbrush in the “glovebox.” Drive safely no matter what. I crashed once ! A successful morning starts at night. Yikes. Enjoy and LAUGH.

  9. Patricia says:

    That’s so funny and good to realize that I am not alone :)

  10. MUSIC!!!! When my kids were little, lively kids’ music got them moving a whole lot quicker.

    ROUTINE!!!! It’s boring, but do it the same way every day — then it becomes automatic.

    RELAX!!! It’s preschool! Don’t let tardy stress you out until the school makes it mandatory.

    You don’t need this advice yet, but when they’re older (we started with first grade), let kids know they get one “free” ride to school if they miss the bus or need you to run in lunch, shoes, homework that they forgot. After that, they owe you $5 worth of extra labor to compensate for your time and gas — for my kids, that means weed pulling! So far, only one kid has ever needed to pay for the extra trip. (That’s with 25 total years of school between them).

    Love,
    Karen

    P.S. I heard your voice as I read this post — it’s sooooo you!

  11. OUPA says:

    Karen has the right idea. I like what you say.
    Yes Ed. Those were the days my friend. The worst part was having to ride those farm roads when rushing to make it in time. No wonder the car broke down.
    Twin Mom.Had to laugh when you say that you now realize that you have taken over the
    duties that your mom had to carry out year after year. You are stepping into BIG boots.
    Good Luck.

  12. Stay cheerful and never let ’em see you sweat. On the mornings when I have a really important meeting to get to and I’m stressed about it, it’s like Murphy’s law activated. The more harried I am, the less hurried my twins are so stay calm and keep them happy.

  13. Corinne says:

    My kids’ bus comes 45 minutes before school starts even though their school is only a 5 minute drive from our home. Thus, many times when we have started out the morning a little too slowly, I thankfully have a lot of recovery time. Adjusting to a new schedule can be hard. And the more kids you have to wrangle in the morning, the more things can go wrong that eat up your time!

    • Twin Mom says:

      Definitely agree with the “more kids, more things can go wrong!”. Thankfully you live around the corner from your school! Good luck mama!

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