Ice cube alarm clock gets sleepy kids and parents out of bed
My husband needs to be awakened with a sledgehammer every morning. I am SO doing this. From John of MyFamilyLovesIt.com:
Our oldest started kingergarten this Fall and I was worried about getting myself up in time rather than hitting the snooze alarm like I normally do. To jumpstart our mornings I created the Ice Cube Alarm Clock. I told my kids that when they hear my alarm going off they're allowed to get 1 ice cube and use it to wake me up. Now they are eager to jump out of bed and I am wide awake when I hear the ice machine dispensing a cube.
(Be sure to visit John's site. He's been blogging since 2002 and his site is packed with tips and ideas.)