New survey found that all the hours spent begging kids to put on clothes, brush teeth, and put on their shoes adds up to a whole extra work day each week.
The research by Kellogg’s including the replies of 2,000 parents concludes that all the extra shit we do every single morning to get our kids (mostly) washed, dressed, and out the door is equivalent to a day’s work at a paying job. Yup. It’s that rough out there, moms and dads.
By the end of the school year parents will have asked their kids to hurry up almost 540 times.
The average parent puts in a good 10 hours over the course of the week doing all kinds of tasks before even going to work.
They include brushing their own teeth and getting themselves dressed, helping or supervising their kids in doing the same, commuting, making breakfast, packing lunches and school bags, unloading the dishwasher.
The actual total number of average tasks a parent does each morning is 43.
“We wanted to shed light on what real mornings are like for parents before their kids go off to school,” said Jeremy Harper, Vice President of Marketing, U.S. Snacks, at Kellogg.
“As a dad myself, mornings are far from perfect. We want parents to understand it’s OK if their resolutions fall by the wayside.”
Can’t say I am surprised! Are you?
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