Here's our morning routine on school holidays
- Everyone climb in mammy's bed
- Choose a movie to watch while Mammy and Daddy have a cuppa
- If it's an especially lazy day have breakfast in bed
- Think about getting ready and going out......
So we have a Vastly different (and regimented) routine on a school day, which I thought I'd share it with you.
Our morning routine starts before we get ready for bed
Lay table for breakfast
Soak oats in milk in the fridge ready for morning
Pack and prepare school bags shoes and coats
Pack after school activity bags
- Make lunch for the Mr. If he's at uni
- Check dinner planner and ensure we have defrosted whatever is needed
Choose clothes for the morning and lay them out
Shower or bath and bed
7.00am wake up and have a snuggle to talk about the plan for the day, then clean teeth and wash faces
7.30am downstairs to bedrooms to get dressed and shoes on
7.45am downstairs for breakfast (aprons on)
8.00am hair brushed teeth cleaned
8.15 /8.30am kids can watch TV or play if they are all ready to go
8.40am coats on and out
I'd like you to know this is the ideal chain of events, pepper it with a few 'just put your pants on', 'why are you playing with toys still in your nightie', 'if you don't get downstairs now You'll not have time for breakfast' and 'I WILL MAKE YOU WALK TO SCHOOL IN BARE FEET IF YOU DO NOT PUT ON YOUR SHOES!!' and you have a more accurate picture of some mornings, especially at the end of the week.
But I find having the same routine on a school day/night helps things run a bit more smoothly. What does your morning routine look like ?
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