Every morning before school I have to drag the kids out of bed kicking and screaming....they never get up straight away and are never early. I always end up screeching and going off on some rant about how late we're gonna be and get up now or else, blah blah.
But that was before we got a dog. Now they bounce out of bed before I'm even awake. They hop, skip and jump downstairs, before it's even light, in competition to see who can get to the dog first. They get dressed straight away so they can go for a run round the garden with the little pooch. No nagging, no screeching!
So maybe having a dog does have it's advantages after all.....till the school holidays next week that is.
Although I'm sure they'll be bored of the whole thing by then...