Thursday, August 19, 2010

First Day of School

Well, Monday was the first day of school here. My first child entered kindergarten. There may have been tears, but not from the 5 year old;) So, I have been busy getting the bus to FINALLY stop where it is scheduled to stop. My little man was very distraught the first 2 days when he didn't get to ride the bus. Truly, riding the bus is the highlight of his day:)

So, I have been thinking about back to school and new beginnings. A quote comes to mind, "I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils" 100 hundred kudo points to whoever can guess what movie that line is from.

With that in mind, I give you a few tips that will save you time in the morning and make sure your kids are out the door in time.

1. Set clothing out the night before: including shoes and socks.

2. Get homework done right when they come home from school.

3. Give a realistic amount of time to dress and groom with this simple exercise: Get up early one morning and time your family(moving at a normal pace) to see how long it takes everyone to get ready. You may be surprised at the time it takes.

 4. Get the kids to bed early. "Early to bed early to rise makes a man healthy wealthy and wise." Realistically, kids who get enough sleep are happier and easier to motivate to get moving in the morning.

5. Enjoy every moment and make memories along the way. Don't forget to enjoy life as it moves forward. It won't be long before gone are the days where a band aid will make all owies better, the days where it's "cool" to kiss and hug mom. So enjoy them while you have them.

I am STILL working on a project with pictures. I messed up and had to start all over. My bad. Here is a sneak peak AND hint (lots of bright colors) Enough said.


Shane and Kim said...

I don't know what movie that line is from. Please do tell.

Brenbren said...

You've Got Mail

Michaelangelo said...

I love that movie :) And you are SO creative. Seriously. Can't believe A is in kindergarten and riding the bus already! Amazing!

jeremy and steph said...

I knew that line the second you wrote it. :)
Thanks for all the great tips!

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