The craziest things happen when the school year starts or it is just approaching for those who are lucky enough to start the day after Labor Day! One of two things usually happens, your child wakes up at 4:30 with school clothes on, teeth brushed and they want to know when it is time to go or it is 8:00 and school starts in a 1/2 hour and your kid is begging for 15 more minutes. Why can't there be a happy medium?
You can always check your success based on whether or not your child is wearing clean underwear, has eaten breakfast, brushed their teeth and are wearing matching shoes! Everything else will usually fall into place.
What kind of child do you have?