This morning was insane....it was 0740 and she was still hiding undercover refusing to get up! I cannot (and wont) wrestle with her at this stage. She has to listen to me. >_<
Eventually I did what every good mother does. I bribed. Although I dont like that word. I began to incentivise albeit negatively.
I began to deduct pocket money....we have a little chart that goes up at the beginning of every month. At the top is the total pocket money you get at the END of the month...but deductions (and additions) can occur at any given time during the course of those 30 days preceding pay-day. So basically you can lose and gain all through the month...ending up with MORE or LESS than the original amount. Works a treat for my girls, I tell ya!
So I finally said :
That's it. You lose R20 off your pocket money with immediate effect. And I am going to stand here (downstairs at the breakfast table) and deduct R1 for every minute you make me wait!
Well, if you thought the speed of light was quick....hmmmm. She was dressed and downstairs within 90seconds. All to the tune of 'snot, trane, horrible mom, so unfair, so rude, blah blah, falalalala*.
Do (or did) any of your kids give you drama and eternal grief in the mornings?
ps - we have put a moratorium on bedtime reading...she cannot put a book down (another pesky gene thing) and I think this may add to the morning madness.