Let me preface this with I love, LOVE, absolutely adore all three of my daughters. Standby for influx of emoticons —-> :D :) ♥ :*)
But at 5, 3.5, and 1.5, our early mornings, which I define as being from wake up time up until get Sophie to school/come home/get Remmy settled in homeschooling time, can be a little on the loud side. I find that I am easily overwhelmed by their noise, and I dislike talking over the chatter of tiny little knee-biters.
“Remmy, please put on your socks.”
“Sophie, please put on your socks.”
“Remmy, did you hear me mention the socks?”
“Hey, those weirdly shaped pieces of fabric on the floor, could you girls put them on your feet and stop singing Katy Perry songs for, I don’t know, 18 seconds?”
In an effort to not lose my mind before the clock strikes 7:45 on any given morning, I decided to type up a little checklist of things the girls have to do before we’re out the door. I printed it out, then added illustrations to benefit Sophie (who is not yet reading). I explained the list to Remmy and Sophie, and put it on our fridge. Now instead of trying to drown out the sound of small humans tap dancing in the kitchen, I just smile and point to the list and no one (me) ends up losing her (my) voice or fragile sanity. ;)
They love it (they feel so grown up), I love it, the family cat loves it and we don’t even have a cat.
Working on an evening routine, too.
1) Code Mommy’s website.
2) Make Mommy an Oreo milkshake.