Day 6 – Arrival at school:  7 minutes late. Well, we at least made it to school on time 1 day last week.  Back to 0 on the counter.

Day 7 – Rip woke up before his alarm clock…a good sign for the morning!  He managed to get ready for school with 20 minutes to spare.  I did my standard set the timer for time to leave.  All he had to do when the timer went off was get his shoes on.  This took a solid 5 minutes.  Honestly, I don’t know what the distraction was but I could feel the blood pressure rising.  I did talk myself down off the ledge so no incidents to report.  We managed to get to school with about 30 seconds to spare.  Rip was running through the school gate to beat the bell.  So now, we’re back to square 1 of 5.