Whew! How Kate Gosselin Gets Eight Kids Off to School on Time Every Morning

Family Matters on 09.08.11
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Who ever knew this full-time school thing could or would be SOOO difficult! I am truly exhausted! I have gotten up each and every morning (in the dark!) at 5:20 am to make breakfast (the full deal -- pancakes, oatmeal, French toast, etc) and get eight kids dressed and out the door to the bus stop for over a full month now!

I don't know why -- well, scratch that. I DO know why it feels so much different than just getting two kids up full time and six ready part time ... It's because Mady and Cara pack their own lunches, choose their own breakfast (the night before to avoid the morning arguments of what they will and will not eat for breakfast -- it helps!), and get themselves ready.

My six kindergarteners, although they are finally getting into the daily routine (as opposed to part-time routine of last year), want to talk -- about airplanes, butterflies and anything BUT getting dressed and putting socks and shoes on... At 6:30 am! We are racing that darn clock every morning!

Whew! By the time the kids are settled into bed at 7:30 ... I assure you that nothing else gets done... I am pooped ... And I'm in bed by 7:31pm...

It's been quite a transition here ... And, well, actually, I prefer to call it my first marathon I've ever run ... does that work????? I hope I at least place for determination...

Smile!!!!!!!!!!!!

~Kate

[From the TLC Editors: This post was originally published in October 2010. If you who missed any Kate Plus Eight episodes, check out these video clips here.]

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