Oh, how I fondly remember those days before having D2 when I could roll out of bed at the last minute, listen to the news while eating breakfast and then head off to work. Those days are long gone. I now pride myself in being able to get ready in the morning in less than 15 minutes. It’s not something I set out to do but after I had D2 there was so much more that needed to be done in the morning. D2 has just started the half-day toddler program at Montessori and so now not only do I have to get myself ready, I need to get him up, dressed and fed so that Dr. D. can take him to school. Because I already had a basic AM routine in place, the transition hasn’t been nearly as bad as I thought it would be.
I know what you are thinking, “There’s no way in hell anyone can get ready in 15 minutes without looking like a complete whack job!” Ah, but think again, grasshopper. Here’s my (mostly) fool-proof steps to getting ready in the morning in 15 minutes* flat. Let’s go:
I know you are asking yourself, “But what about breakfast?” I eat a bowl of high-protein Kashi, instant oatmeal or drink a protein shake that I make in my blender. All of these are quickie, nutritious breakfast. I also keep a war chest of oatmeal and yogurt at work so I can eat when I get to work. So that’s it. I’m not saying this routine is something to do every morning. After all, who wants to live every morning shot out of a cannon? But if you need to get out of the house quick, I know this works. So what’s your AM routine?
(*Disclaimer – this is getting yourself ready only and doesn’t include packing lunches, getting your little ones fed, etc.)