This has many advantages:
1) The simple fact that more time=more time
2) Getting to work before most others=no distractions
3) More complex---leaving home before the morning struggles with the kids=much more mental energy and willpower.
As typical for his age, B has been quite challenging. The defiance, stubbornness, and whining oh lord the whining. Dealing with that for an hour and a half in the morning leaves me spent, and not at all in the frame of mind to jump into work when I get to my desk. On a more long-term note, we do have to streamline our morning routines because it is ridiculous, but for now, I'm using the avoidance technique.
The disadvantage of leaving early---the whining from G. He complains about how much longer it takes him to get ready and how late he got to work. But I don't honestly think my leaving early has anything to do with that. I can (and will) write a whole long post about how his inflexible morning routine is
Back to work...