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12 Stages Of Getting Your Kids Ready For School

You deserve a medal every time you get your kids to school on time. Make your morning smoother with a cup of Seattle's Best Coffee® .

1. The "Aw, You Look Like An Angel While You're Sleeping" Stage

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"My little cherub!"

2. The "OK, You're Not That Cute, Get OUT of That Bed" Stage

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"Come on, kid, people to see, things to do."

3. The "Dude, Brush Those Little Teeth of Yours Faster" Stage

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"You're two, you don't need 20 minutes in the bathroom."

4. The "So, How Exactly Did You Get Stuck in Your T-shirt?" Stage

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"Sweetie, you have two arms for a reason."

5. The "OK, I Give Up -- Wear What You Want" Stage

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"Really? That’s what you want to wear?"

6. The "Agreeing to TV in the A.M. Because I Haven't Had Coffee Yet" Stage

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"TV? Sure! Just let me make my coffee in silence. "

7. The "Please Take One More Bite" Stage

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"Nutrition! Sustenance! That last bite will help you bloom into a beautiful butterfly!"

8. The "Agreeing to INSANE Demands to Get Them in the Car" Stage

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"You wanna sled down the stairs? SURE! Just strap your little body to that car seat!"

9. The "Of Course You Have to Pee the Second You Get in the Car, You Monster" Stage

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"OK, but, badly?"

10. The "Giving Up Your Smartphone So You Can Listen to NPR in Peace" Stage

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"Technology can be a beautiful thing."

11. The "No, Honey, I Can't Move the Sun Not to Be in Your Eyes" Stage

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"I have many powers as a parent, dear, but that is not one of them..."

12. The "OK! I Am Really Going to Miss This Face All Day" Stage

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"That smile! That little headband! Oh, goodness, my heart strings!"

Have a smooth cup of Seattle's Best Coffee® to start your day -- you deserve it!