I think this word is very fitting for this week. With starting a new job, the kids at school and still tons of housework to get done, we definitely need a routine.
I'm at my wits end with rushing around in the morning getting everything ready, only to get to the time we should be leaving for school and Erin can't find her school bag, or her hair isn't brushed, or she hasn't brushed her teeth!!
Yes, we definitely need a routine.
My kids do very well with visual reminders, so in preparation I have purchased some clipboards with the idea of printing off a list of things each child should do as soon as they are out of bed in the morning.
- Wash face and hands
- Brush teeth
- Get dressed
- Brush hair
- Eat breakfast
I'll have a separate routine list for myself with things to do in the evening, which would free up time in the morning.
- Make pack lunches
- Put out uniforms
- Leave school bags by the door
It's all in aid of making the mornings a lot smoother for us, with less rushing around.
I fully intend to dedicate a whole post to this new routine once we have it up and running, but for now it's Friday and we can be a little lax over the weekend at least.
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