Mornings are not a high point in our household.
I can get out the door in half an hour if all I have to do is get myself ready. If I have to hassle Erin every 10 minutes to get ready it takes longer. I aim to leave the house at 8:10 in the mornings, dropping Erin & her friend at school & getting to work by 8:30. If we leave at 8:11 or 8:12 I end up being about 5 minutes late. I hate being late. It makes me anxious & unsettled & I think it looks really bad to turn up late to work or appointments.
Every morning I say to Erin 'I must leave on time today' & most mornings she is putting on shoes or tie in the car, or brushing her hair in the car. This is after I have run through the list of "keys, diary, lunch, blazer, keys, shoes, homework 'are you sure you have your keys???' lets go"
This week while our Manager is away I am in charge & fortunately this week Erin is away on camp. I can turn up to work on time & look like the responsible professional I am when I don't have morning hassles.
But I will miss her like crazy for the next 3 days.