This is more of a vent but I'm also open to any ideas or suggestions.
I hate the mornings! They are miserable! I wake with plenty of time to get 4 yo DD ready for school and 19 mo DD ready for daycare. DH helps out before he leaves. I try to do as much as possible the night before (ie: setting clothes out, making lunches, getting coats ready) but it still doesn't go well.
DD #1 is as slow as they come when getting dressed. Even though we already have her outfit picked out and agreed upon the night before she will argue about it come morning. She whines/cries about not liking how her socks feel, that she doesn't want her hair done a certian way, that she doesn't like her new shoes, and anything and everything else inbetween.
DD#2 just walks around the house destroying things while I try to get ready. Somedays she follows me around whinning the entire time.
No matter how organized I think I am it's never organized enough. I try to start of with a good attitude and lots of praise but I usually end up getting mad and getting frustrated with the girls then feel bad about it later. It's getting to the point where I dread mornings. I know my friend says "It's just their age, it gets better....yada yada yada" but it still sucks to start the majority of our days this way.
Anyone have any tips? I know some people use timers and reward systems. Has this worked for anyone? I'm not sure my DD will really care about a sticker when there is a crisis such as socks.