My girl is pretty good at mornings. She doesn’t wake up crabby and it only takes her a few minutes to get going. But some mornings, she has real trouble actually getting out of bed. She just wants to lay there and “imaginary”, as she calls it. Lovely on a Saturday morning, but a little tough on a school day. Then I saw this video online. It is our current favorite song and I made a video of it on my iphone. Now every school morning, I take my phone in and hand it to her with the video playing. She gets to watch it one time (usually dancing around by the second chorus) then she hops up to begin her day.
And if SHE wakes up first? She comes in to my room singing it to me.
Problem solved. Joyfully.