I keep trying to figure out how to get my kids to stop dawdling when they're supposed to be doing something. Particularly when they should be getting ready. As in, we're already supposed to be there and they're still lying on the floor naked.
I say, "Hurry up! We're running late!" And they respond by staring at the wall some more.
I say, "Seriously guys, you need to start getting ready." And they respond by picking up a book to read or pretending their underwear is a rocket ship.
How do I help them understand? How do I explain to them that they're wasting time when "time" is still a bit abstract for them? How do I stop the farting around?!?
For now we've been telling them:
If you're having fun, you're doing it wrong.
I am fond of this one, but anyone have a better idea?