Hi all, this is a borderline toddler / preschooler question. But DD is 2.5 and I'm looking at the future, so thought I'd post it here for those of you with experience. :)
We really have no morning routine. On 2 weekend days, DH and I are both there, on 2 weekdays it's just me and we're not rushing out of the house, on 1 weekday it's my mom (not rushing), and the remaining 2 weekdays we go to daycare. Lately we're having problems with getting ready for the day (dressed, breakfast, etc) and crankiness, particularly on days we don't have daycare. It seems like we let her noodle around in her PJ's or whatever, but then she doesn't want to get dressed or eat breakfast and she gets all cranky.
So I'm thinking we need to establish a morning routine, like we have a bedtime routine, and follow it every day, even though we may not need to be any place. What do your 2.5 - 3 year olds do?
Our other issue is that she really is not interested in eating breakfast, but then sometimes will get cranky from hunger (?) towards 9:30 or 10. They have snack/breakfast at daycare at 9:30, so I guess she's used to that timing (she may or may not eat before we leave for daycare). But on other days, one of her Grown Ups is often trying to get her someplace by 10 (story time or whatever) so I hate to leave the house with her having had nothing. Just not sure if it's worthwhile to continue to have her sit at the table at "breakfast time" when she's not hungry.