Recently my mornings have been looking like this...
Yikes, I am sure your house never looks like that right?!
Our mornings have been super crazy lately and by the time the boys leave the house it looks like a bomb went off.! I decided things needed to change or this Mother may go insane!
Coleman is such a good example in this area. Every night when I tuck him in, I have to be careful not to trip on this "boy" on the floor.
He carefully lays out everything he needs for school and sometimes there is even a little list of very important reminders for himself. when he wakes up:
( White bread?! LOL I don't normally have white bread in the house. I guess he wanted to make sure that he got that little treat in his lunch the next day! )
My Goals for a better morning...
the night before:
*Put my house to bed--in other words make sure my house is in order. It is so much better to start the day with a clean slate
*Plan breakfasts and post them with my dinners on our family command center. I have run into the trouble of asking the boys what they want and I get 3-5 different responses! Then my kitchen is destroyed and I am nutty trying to fulfill all those different requests:) What was I thinking, silly Mom!
*Start the process of the 5 lunches before I hit the sack.
*Lay out my clothes for the next day and help the little boys do the same
*Look over my day and calendar. They maybe I won't have as many surprises thrown at me as we are trying to get out the door--"I need a field trip check or Where is my library book" etc
Wish me I luck, I need it:)
What do you do to help your mornings run better? Do you have any brilliant ideas that work in your home?
If so, please share!!