Me: I don't understand. Are the things I ask you to do in the morning too hard for you?
Me: Are you able to brush your teeth? Are you able to comb your hair? Are you able to get dressed?
Boys: (muttering) Yes
Me: (On a roll now!) Then why when I ask you to do all three is nothing accomplished? Boys what am I supposed to do? (Shit that sounded like my Dad!) Am I supposed to let you go to school without shoes on? Without a jacket? With stinky breath? We start our days with me yelling at you to get out the door. I don't like it and I'm sure you don't like it!
Boys: (muttering) No
Me: Then how do we stop this?
(When you stop coddling them and not let them fail and go to school without a coat. Me: Really, that's the answer? Me:Yes, it always has been. And before you say it yes they might get sick but they might get sick anyways and either are an inconvenience so quit using that as an excuse. Me: An excuse, oh really....! Me: So just let them do what they want and walk out the door tomorrow.....just go...out the door....with whatever they are missing? Is that a hive, look I'm already getting hives and I'll be even more stressed tomorrow watching them go to school without a coat or bad breath or homework. This is the solution?!)
Boys: I don't know.
Me: Well it seems like the only solution here (Because the other idea, clearly NOT the answer) is to move your wake up time earlier.
(insert impending doom music)
I sense a bigger lesson coming.....soon.