Went to Target this morning, and while checking out, started explaining my purchases to the cashier.
“I never would have thought I’d be buying Pop tarts for my kids’ before school breakfasts! But if it helps them to get up for these last three weeks of school, I’m in.”
The cashier went on to tell me she gets up early to make eggs and home made stuff for her kids each morning. That’s nice. It really is. Thankfully, she told me her kids are 5 and under. I made a mental note to check in with her in 10 years and see if the egg thing was still working out for her. If it is, I’ll allow myself to feel like a loser mom then, not now. I’m in survival mode.
No one wants to get up for school anymore. They’ve been doing it for just. too. long. I’ve heard so many arguments such as “They (teachers) want us to get our sleep, so why do we have to get up so early?” We even get to the point of “Why do we even need school,” as they walk past me in zombie like fashion.
So, in comes Pop tarts. If these morsels of sugar can assist in my lovely children getting out of bed without me putting on a one person circus, I’m in.
Deal is, out of bed by specified time, you get Pop tarts for breakfast before school.
I wrote about this epic parenting technique last year, you can find it here:
Hoping for a peaceful last three weeks of school, and minimal health damage!
Don’t judge. Whatever works man. #poptarts