Getting up in the morning
I have twin five year old boys who are in kindergarten. School starts at 7:30, so they need to be up and out of bed no later than 6:30. One of the kids is really easy, maybe a little slow to get moving but once he does, he's in a good mood, gets dressed quickly, eats his breakfast, and is ready to go.
The other one, however, refuses to get out of bed, fusses about every little thing (e.g., "Those pants bother me. They make my underwear go in my butt."), is grouchy as can be, throws screaming & crying tantrums, tries to manipulate us into doing things he is perfectly capable of doing, complains if you don't put the honey on his toast in just the right way, and regularly makes us late & crazy. Any suggestions for dealing with an early morning grouch?
PS before he started school, he was the one that would wake the rest of us up at 5:30 because he was tired of sleeping.