I missed my children severely while they were at their Dad’s for the second half of the holidays. Now they’re back home and at school again, and I am already finding the few hours I see them unbearable lol. I can’t believe how difficult it is to get these kids ready for school in the morning. Even with clothes laid out, breakfast made for them, lunches packed – they still find a way to be late. I think I need a full time helper!
My partner usually leaves for work before we get up, and doesn’t get back until dinner time, so it still feels like I’m a solo parent. Though I have no doubt there are many 2 parent families who still have the same issue. Generally just one parent home. It drives me insane sometimes.
At what age should children be able to get themselves ready for school? I recall getting myself ready for kinder. I didn’t pack my own lunch then, but I would make my bed and get dressed. Then I had to walk to one of the neighbours house to get a lift to kinder. My mum was quite unwell at the time. I don’t think I ever remember being late for school. At least not until I hit high school and I had to catch the bus. I missed that all the time. It could be because I didn’t like school, and I enjoyed the 1-2 hour walk to get there.
I’m far too disorganised for this parenting thing. But I am working on it.