Okay, so here's the thing. On the days leading up to Halloween, I was able to get my boys out of bed and up and ready for school by yelling out, in an excited voice:
"(fill in random # here) more days 'til Halloween..."
This pretty much got them out of bed and dressed no problemo. Because what were they?? Excited, that's what!
So now what the heck to I do?
Somehow "2 months 'till Christmas..." just doesn't seem to have the same appeal.
"61 days 'till Christmas..." Nah, even Jinglebelled out it still doesn't work. It seems like an eternity away. That wouldn't get me out of bed in record time either.
So it's back to grumpy pants Mom who yells them out of bed, yells them dressed, and yells them to get teeth brushed, etc.
I could threaten to highjack their "ween loot. But then they might hide every left shoe in each pair that I own which would indeed mess with my sanity.
Yup, I'm buggered until at least Dec 1st!