Here’s a fun way to make sure kids get outta bed in a good mood…
Jennifer is a working mom with 2 kids and another one on the way. She wakes up every morning at five o’clock, fumbles around for her robe and slippers, stumbles to the kitchen to make coffee. And then she lines up the breakfast menu. Let’s see…Fruity Toots or Choco Clowns? Ah, just put ’em both on the table. The kids’ll work it out.
Then a quick shower (she notices she’s running just a little late), yell out Emily and Nolan’s names, then throw on the clothes and back to the kitchen. She notices there’s no sound of tiny feet coming down the hallway, so she zips back to their bedrooms. One look inside, and…yep; they’re up and getting dressed. Not!
She calls out, “Emily! Get outta bed.” Then, “Nolan, you too!” The kids start to wiggle (just a bit) and she realizes this’ll take more action.
She walks over to the dresser in Emily’s room and turns on her “boom box”, pops in Emily’s very own personalized music for kids, and in a couple of seconds she hears…
“Get outta bed, get outta bed.
You better get outta bed you sleepyhead, better get outta bed.
Emily, the sun’s up high. Better get up and open your eyes.
Emily, your cartoon’s on. Better wake up it’ll soon be gone.
Get outta bed, get outta bed.
You better get outta bed you sleepyhead, better get outta bed.”
Jennifer then goes into Nolan’s room and repeats the process on his little CD player. Only this time the personalized songs sing to Nolan. Mom gives Nolan a quick tickle in the ribs, and the kids start to respond to their cool wake up songs. That’s just the start of the day, and with their own personalized CD’s, they have songs that’ll take ’em all through the day.
You can listen to samples of my personalized music for kids here.