Freedom has arrived! Kids are back in school (for the most part) you are finally getting a routine down and everything seems to be going smoothly (but keep in mind its only week one). Since my last post on scheduling, I received alot of questions on how to speed up a morning routine so here it is! I have some tips and tricks to help you get that routine down that even your children will engage in it and be of assistance! (Don’t laugh, it’s true!)
Getting children ready on time in the mornings is the perfect recipe for a adulting fail. I should know I have been there for most of them. There’s something about trying to get two or three little ones ready on time that makes parents nag and lose their patience. (Don’t deny it). I mean honestly, how many times have you lost patience with your children during the morning routine? Getting the kids ready on time without stress is no easy task for any parent or nanny. The minions tend to forget everything and the adults tend to remind them over and over again that later leads to nagging and frustration.
This year, have the kids officially be in charge of getting themselves ready! Check out these lovely printable checklists, trust me they will do all the work. As the morning goes on, have your children get involved and start doing things themselves. You will be shocked!
Stop morning traffic and the three cups of coffee before 9am! Simply add the list to the cart and download. Yes, it’s completely free!
Or, if you want to customize your own, check out this site! Step by step you’ll make a checklist in no time!
I find that the morning goes that much smoother with a list, go ahead and stick it anywhere in the house, as I recommend the front door so it’s noticeable to everyone! Honestly a small checklist can go along way and when your mind is spinning it just puts things in perspective.
Children always want to help you (whether its mixing a bowl or pushing a button on the laundry machine) so what better way of making them feel included than to make them feel important. Teaching them to be more independent is what we all want anyway right? So why not start now?
Don’t limit yourself to the morning, you can use a list for after school and a bedtime routine too! Make things easier for you throughout the whole day!
Need more help around the house too? Make yourself another list for your little one! (Can you tell I am alittle OCD yet?) Have them be of some assistance too! After all, they need to clean up after themselves in the classroom so why can’t they do that at home too?