Thursday, July 5, 2007

Busy Mom's Tip #3

Get stuff ready for tomorrow tonight.

Last night we got home late from watching fireworks and had to put the boys right to bed. Mitch and I vegged out in front of the TV for a little bit then went to bed. I did not put the swim bag out with the towels in it or get anything ready for this morning. So what happened?? Total chaos. I had some phone calls come in and I was on the phone until the very last minute before swim practice and so we were running out the door. I felt rushed trying to find all the stuff and I was late. So I threw the kids in the car and SMASH! Out goes the little decorative fence and my van has some nice big scratches on it. Luckily the piece that fell off of the van, snapped right back on, lol. Message from above, slow down girl why didn't you get that stuff ready to go last night?
So you see, if I would have put the towels and goggles in the bag and had it by the door and ready to go, no running around like a crazy person and feeling rushed! This works for going to work too. Pack your lunch the night before, have the coffee ready to just be turned on, have your clothes picked out..... these are all great time savers in the morning. Especially for someone like me who is not a natural morning person, but rather a night owl who deals with the early risers because I only get to "enjoy" them until they are 18. And I am still holding out hope for that "someday" when they like to sleep in. A girl can dream anyway.

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1 comment:

Melanie said...

Ooops Thats not good Chelle.
But your right, we have prepacked the nappy bag so its easier to go out. Lol