As every parent of a school-aged child will tell you, the morning routine is a precisely engineered science. There are specific times by which teeth need to be brushed, breakfast needs to be consumed, and shoes need to be tied. If we are not buckling our seatbelts by 8:47, Audrey will be late for school.
So for the past couple of weeks, even though the kids have been right on track with the schedule, we have been buckling up later and later. This is quite frustrating, and I think I have finally figured out what has been holding us up. Mittens.