I have to admit this time of year I always get a little jealous of all the teachers setting up their classrooms and getting ready to begin another year of school. I miss those first days of school when the kids come in all shiny and new, eager to start a year of learning. It tends to wear off after a few weeks but those few weeks were always my favorite part of the school year.
I do remember how many students (and parents) would take a few days or sometimes weeks to get into the morning routine of getting to school on time. Almost daily kids would come wandering in after the final bell all disheveled and in some cases in tears because they were rushed out the door in hopes of making it on time. A joyful experience I’m sure for both parents and kids 😉
Now that I’m home with my own little guy who just started preschool, I’m getting a first hand look at the “fun” that comes when your mornings go from waking up, eating breakfast, enjoying a cup of coffee, checking emails to rushing around looking for lost shoes and backpacks.
So to help you avoid those crazy mornings, here’s a few tips to help get those kids out the door on time.