I cannot believe that my kids are back to school! Courtney started 9th grade! Alex is the king of the castle in 6th grade!
I am so grateful to have good kids who understand the need for routines. The big kids both thrive off one. They both understand what time is and how to manage it. I appreciate that I can tell them what time we are leaving to go somewhere and I don’t have to remind them to get shoes on, or get their bag, I don’t have to fight them on any of it. Having a two (almost three) year old is a different thing! Luckily I think she will follow suit on the routines.
As a mom time is essential. Having teens, a toddler and an infant I have learned to give myself an extra half hour to get out the door. If we have something at 10 that we normally would leave at 9:30 for I tell myself we need to be out the door at 9 so that I have wiggle room to really get out the door on time. I trick myself and make it so that there is time for the random hold ups.
Happy first day of school!