The Yahoos take 1.5 hours to do three things:
1) Get Dressed
2) Comb Hair
3) Eat Breakfast
Is an hour and a half necessary for those three things? NO. I've tried everything short of bribery to get 'em to speed it up. Yesterday I reinvented a new strategy.
It's called Breakfast With Beethoven.
Here's how Breakfast With Beethoven works: I play one of Beethoven's Symphonies. If my squirming Yahoos finish their designated responsibilities before the symphony ends, they get to turn off the symphony. If they are not finished with dressing and breakfast before the symphony is finished, there will be consequences. Consequences that may or may not involve wearing a powdered wig to school. (Some of those symphonies are well over 30 minutes long. I don't think I'm asking much.)
Today's Breakfast Symphony was Beethoven's 9th. Being as today is 9/9/9, I figured it was appropriate. And speaking of this 9/9/9 only-comes-around-once-every-hundred-years phenomenon... I have serious plans for celebration.
Stay tuned for a complete 9-part recap.