I feel like a drill sergeant lately. "Get dressed quickly. We have to leave in 15 minutes!" "Don't just sit there, get dressed! We have to leave in 10 minutes!" "You haven't picked out an outfit yet? We have to leave in 5 minutes!" "AGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHH!"
Each day, I spend an inordinate amount of time discussing why it's important to arrive on time to places. Or I explain that if you take 20 minutes going potty, it's going to cut down on the time that's allocated for the DSi afterward.
My daughter, who is extremely smart, still doesn't seem to appreciate that there's a limited amount of time, and you have to hustle to get everything done. If it were up to her, she would have all the time in the world to do what she wanted to do and still be able to show up in time for school or other commitments. She just doesn't get that it doesn't work that way.
Every day, I feel like I'm herding a cat. Except that I think I'd get more cooperation from the cat!