I'm up at 5:45 to shower (or I'm not - sometimes I shower the night before, sometimes I wait 'til the kids are gone...). I wake the boys up at 6:30. Our house rule is downstairs by 7am if you want a coin (which is a poker chip, good for 10 minutes of Wii or computer time), and if you're not down by 7:10 you have a time out, which means no TV after school or before bed.
TJ typically earns his coins each morning. Sometimes he doesn't. Sometimes I go to get him up at 6:30 and he's lying in bed already dressed for the day with his teeth brushed, having woken up at 4 or 5 to do so. You get the picture.
Peter, however, is another story.
Does everyone with 2 or more kids have 1 who resists doing anything on time? Seriously - it's completely annoying. I may have to invest in a cattle prod to get this kid up and moving.
6:30 - after I've woken them up - I do a countdown from 10 and after that they aren't allowed back in bed.
6:35 - me: "Peter, get out of your bed!"
6:45 - me, to 2 boys lying on their floors in their underpants: "15 minutes, guys, let's go!" followed by grumbled "ok mom"s.
6:55 - me: "Sean, will you remind them? I'm convinced they can't hear my voice anymore."
6:58 - me: "Two minutes!" followed by an "AUGH!!!" from upstairs and the sound of elephants running to the bathroom.
7 - me: "10 minutes 'til time out, Peter"
Peter: "WHAT? That is SO not fair mom!!! You have GOT to be kidding me!!!"
I think I need more coffee.
The irony is that on weekends, they're both up at 6am, running around asking for pancakes.
It is SO not fair.