6 Up-and-at-'Em Mantras to Get Your Kids Moving in the Morning

waiting for busFor years now, the morning routine for my family has been the same. We wake up, we run around like chickens missing their proverbial heads, then we head outside to wait for the bus. As my daughter climbs aboard, I always yell out the same old thing about having a good day and how much I love her.

I guess you could call it tradition, but I have to be honest, I never really thought about what it was she should be hearing as her last words from me before starting the day. Never, that is, until a few weeks ago, when a friend threw out an informal Facebook poll on what it is parents say to their kids to motivate them in the morning before school

Some of the answers were just as lame as my own (hey, I can admit it), but others were so motivational they made ME want to be better at this whole "greeting the day" thing.

Feel like you're stuck in the same old "have a nice day, sweetie" rut? How about some motivational quotes to really get your kids in the mood to kick some butt every day?

I think number 5 is one I'm going to start using. How about you?

 

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la_be... la_bella_vita

Great quotes! I love quotes and find them to be motivating

ceciliam ceciliam

I like the, Wake up and be awesome and the ocean one.

nonmember avatar Lisa

Personally for the mornings I like this quote..

"If people were meant to pop out of bed in the morning, we'd all sleep in toasters" another favorite of mine is "I hate morning people. I hate mornings. Oh, and I hate people too" :-p

Lizzy... Lizzys_mommy13

My kids aren't hard to get up in the mornings just yet. That would be me. lol I am not a morning person. AT ALL. lol

TerriC TerriC

LOL!  Too funny!!


Nonmember comment from Lisa
41 minutes ago

Personally for the mornings I like this quote..
"If people were meant to pop out of bed in the morning, we'd all sleep in toasters" another favorite of mine is "I hate morning people. I hate mornings. Oh, and I hate people too" :-p

TerriC TerriC

I think those quotes are great.  I like, "wake up and be awesome".

godde... goddess99

I like the wake up and be awesome one too.

arpazia arpazia

Wake up and be awesome, that's cute

dusky... dusky_rose

I guess I'm in a rut, but I like it there. LOL

elasmimi elasmimi

I want someone to cross stitch the second one for my grown granddaughter...Dreams don't work unless you do. Truer words never spoken.

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