Well we're wrapping up our back to school season over here, and I have to admit, it's kinda nice. All the hype and anticipation is almost done and I think everyone is now busy slipping into their new normal.
(although I do sorta miss my old normal that was filled with sunscreen and penny candy from the concession stand...only 9 more months till it returns, right?)
I've been trying to get back on the organizational wagon after a relaxing, fly by the seat of our pants kind of summer, and the thing I started with first was school mornings. If there is no order, there is no sanity...just chaos. And chaos at 6am is not fun - believe me, I've been there, please don't make me go back.
So the night before I get all the backpacks ready, lay out all their clothes, pack lunches, and even fill sippy cups for the younger ones.
I've also started making a "school grocery list" every week for what I will need for lunches, it saves money and assures me that I have enough of everything I need.
I actually made a little lunch schedule just like the school did. I don't have a months worth but I do week to week or a couple weeks at a time. That way it changes up their lunches and they don't get bored with what I'm packing. So with that in hand, I head to the grocery and buy what I need.
This is an example of what our menu looks like, its just a regular old dry erase calender turned lunch menu...
Fun, huh? Not so much? Well it works in our neck of the woods :).
I'm hoping the kiddos still like this system a few months from now!
Next I'm going to tackle toy organization, send help :).
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