Everything Parents Do To Get Their Kids Ready In The Morning Equals Out To An Extra Work Day

The Daily Checklist Is Daunting

Kennedy Schram, 8, gets help from her mother Katrina and dad Cary during their morning routine
Lewis Geyer/Digital First Media/Boulder Daily Camera/Getty Images
Lewis Geyer/Digital First Media/Boulder Daily Camera/Getty Images

The daily checklist that most working parents go through before they even get to work is, well, exhausting. Parents have to get the kids up and dressed, make breakfast, pack lunch, make the bed, load the dishes, prepare dinner, put away toys, and organize childcare or after-school clubs. And that’s just what they do for kids.

That doesn’t include having to shower, get dressed, eat, and prepare for your own workday. Oh, and if you have pets, then you have to do all those extra tasks for them too.