I’ve never been a morning person, and now that I have a strong-willed 2.5 year old, its been even worse. I move slow in the morning, so everything up to getting DS dressed is pretty slow paced. Then when it’s time to stop whatever activity he’s doing and get changed, he wiggles around, runs away, and generally tries to push my buttons from the time i start to when we walk out the door. Should i just get him dressed right after he wakes up? He used to be a very messy eater but he’s a lot better now.

Current routine:
Mom wakes up
Help Dad get up
Go in DS’s room
DS goes potty, changes into undies
Eat breakfast
DS plays while Mom showers and gets dressed
DS gets dressed (and acts like a maniac)
Mom grabs bags and puts on coats
Out the door