Oh summer how you tease. These days we have at least an hour before we have to be out the door, and that’s on days we actually go somewhere. But in less than a month the girls will be back to school, and we will have 30 minutes from wake to out the door. (Unless, of course, I want to get up earlier – HA!)
It will soon be time to abandon our lazy ways and get back into a school days’ morning routine. Don’t resort to morning chaos and everyone rushing out the door feeling frazzled. This school year implement a few simple tips to keep your morning running smoothly.
5 Tips To Streamline Your Back To School Morning Routine
Pick Clothes Out The Night Before – Eliminate the morning what-to-wear situation by picking out clothes that everyone approves of the night before. If you are feeling really ambitious, try picking out clothes for the week on Sundays. No more wardrobe drama, well at least in the morning.
Make Everyone’s Responsibilities Clear – My girls need help with their hair, but they can take care of socks and shoes on their own. However unless I remind them early to put their shoes on, I find myself barking orders when it is time to walk out the door. A visible chore chart reminds kids what they need to do (and in what order).
Serve A Quick And Easy Breakfast – Think you don’t have time for a hot breakfast? Think again. With Jimmy Dean® Sausage, Egg & Cheese Croissant Sandwiches a hot breakfast is served in less than two minutes. With a breakfast this quick everyone can take a moment to sit down and enjoy a hot meal to start the school day.
Load Backpacks The Night Before – Important papers that weren’t signed and lost homework pages are the ruin of a smooth morning. Stop the paper mess by insisting that all backpacks are backed and hung by the door, ready to grab and go. That includes extra projects and any other special items needed for school.
Jimmy Dean Breakfast
Looking at my list you might notice a theme. Whenever possible, do things the night before! By clearing your morning to-do list the night before there will be time to enjoy breakfast. My girls love eggs and sausage, and Jimmy Dean makes it easy to enjoy a quick breakfast sandwich.
Tomorrow I will share with you another back to school tip — snack time with State Fair® Corn Dogs.