I don’t know about y’all, but weekday mornings can be highly chaotic at my household. Honestly, it was the thing I dreaded the most about starting another school year.
My daughter has preschool every day this year and must wear a uniform. Did I mention she IS NOT a morning person? This means it can be a struggle to get her up, brush her hair and teeth, get her dressed, and make sure her school bag is packed. And, just think, she isn’t the only individual in the household that has to get ready. There are three other people and a dog that have to shuffle around and get things done in the mornings too.
So, we have mentally started to develop a morning routine. So far, it has made things run a lot smoother in the mornings.
Here are some of the tips that I have learned are helpful…
A plan is important in any situation, but especially important here. You need to know what things need to be done, the total amount of time you have, and how you will get all of the things done in the given amount of time.
Everyone needs to know their job in the mornings. My husband and I have gotten into a routine without even having to discuss it. He always takes care of the kids, except for packing their bags and getting their clothes. I always get our lunches together, fix our coffee for the morning and our tea for the work day, make up the bed, and do other odds and ends (like dishes and laundry) if time permits.
Assigning responsibilities make mornings go smoother because everyone knows what THEY need to be doing.
Making their own bed
Fixing and packing their own lunch
Taking out the trash
Making sure their dirty laundry goes in the hamper