Thursday, April 18, 2013

We did it!!!

We did it, we made it to school on time!  Not just on time, 5 minutes early....and I did not hate this morning! 
Funny thing is, nothing changed for today except Hannah's getting dressed schedule.  She got up, I told her I was setting the timer for 3 minutes to get dressed.  That was all the encouragement she needed, she was dressed in 1 minute!  Typically it is at least 20 minutes for her to get PJs off and clothes on.  We all woke up late-ish too, I'm not going to try to figure it out but accept that we got to school without a fight.
I don't know if that was the magic solution we needed but it worked for today!!  Just over a month and we get summer break :)

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

I hate school mornings!!!

I wish I didn't, but I just hate school mornings.  I have tried and tried to find a good balance and organization to get out the door at a good time.  Somehow it ALWAYS turns into a rushed, crazed, yelling mess to get out the door and get the girls to school at the last minute to not be tardy....again.

We have tried getting absolutely everything in order before bed, clothes picked out, lunches made, shoes by door, backpacks packed.  This takes a lot of time out of the mornings...and they are still late!  I cannot figure out the perfect solution, just last quarter, we had 9 tardies.  9!!!! 

Most mornings are pretty nice until the last 5 minutes and the world explodes because homework is not in the backpack, shoes are lost and where is that jacket?  Which Makayla went to school without today :P

If anyone has good solutions, please share!  Don't be offended if I say we have already tried that it and it didn't work, I'm asking because I feel like we have done it all.  I just want a peaceful trip out the door!