Which is the lesser of two evils?

Originally posted by ncp at Which is the lesser of two evils?
Boy is almost 5.

1) Wake kid up and do everything for him (take him to the potty, brush his teeth, nag/beg him to drink more than 3 ounces of milk/half a slice of toast, put him in the shower, take him out of the shower, dress him, etc.) so he's not late for school. (Get late for school anyway.)

2) Wake kid up and let him dawdle and waste time doing everything himself (wasting time includes crying and whining about how he wants you to do it for him), finally culminating in lots of nagging/haranguing/scolding. Get (even more) late for school.

Waking him up early doesn't work, he'll just dawdle more. I've been handling him by myself the last three days because Hubby is out of town for work. Usually we tag-team (he'll handle Boy while I handle Baby), and we still get out the door late.

Hubby favors approach #1, which results in less crying. I favor approach #2, which will hopefully result in a more independent kid a few years down the line (although it could backfire and set up a pattern of yelling that lasts until adulthood noidonotspeakfrompersonalexperiencewhydoyouask?).

Gotochi Pokemon Pickups!!

Originally posted by allinia at Gotochi Pokemon Pickups!!

As Gin mentioned, I will be travelling to Tokyo, Osaka, and Yokohama this coming month to get Gotochi Pikachu, Meowth, Eevee, and Oshawott goods!!

Gotochi Pokemon, or "local Pokemon," series goods are designed to represent different localities of Japan.  There are six different items available in Pikachu, Meowth, Eevee, or Oshawott, and each locality will have a different motif for the Pokemon.  For more information on the series, you can read my blog post: http://www.eeveeons.com/2012/12/gotochi-pokemon-goods-release.html

I'm doing these pickups while on vacation, so I absolutely positively need payments on time when the payment post goes up - I need these shipped from Japan before I return home so I'll be operating on a tight schedule.  Please do not claim a pickup slot if you will not be able to pay the first week of January!!  

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It's worth repeating again because it's so important: Please do not claim a spot if you won't be able to pay immediately upon getting a total in January!!

That said, please don't hesistate to ask any questions about these goods and/or ordering :)

I hope everyone is as excited as I am for these gotochi goods ♥