Hi girls. Most mornings we have to pry our almost 5-yo DS out of bed to go to school at 6am. Sometimes he wakes up on his own. We let him watch cartoons while he gets dressed, but often he is so absorbed (and sleepy) in the show that we need to keep reminding him to get dressed. Lately we have been pausing the tv until he gets dressed. Most mornings he whines and says he "can't do it" even though he can. We have the exact same routine every morning and have been doing this for about 2 years. I thought it would be better by now, but it actually seems to be getting worse. Do you think we should just not do cartoons in the morning? Its sort of his reward for getting dressed. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
Also, on a side note, DS still doesn't know his letters very well. Its getting better, but he just doesn't seem interested. Every time I try to work with him he asks, "Are we done yet?" I just feel like he should know most of them by now and be able to write his name. He can spell his name, and identify the letters and put them in the correct order but can't write it. Should I be concerned?