ARGHGHHH!!! Lazy, sloppy, disorganized,... ****FIRST DAY!!!!!!!!!!***** EDIT!!!!
So, I created the, "McCuen Family Sunrise System."
On index cards, I wrote out four steps to the older kids morning... ((On your marks, get ready, get set, and GO!!!)
On your marks is what they do before our Morning Meeting (like for my poor bedwetter, she changes sheets, showers, and dresses)... She does this every morning, but CONSTANTLY has to be prodded and reminded.
Get ready is time spent with God's word and the importance of starting the day right and then breakfast.
Get set is hygiene, room straightening, and each of them have a morning chore.
Go!!! is the older kids doing their independent schooling (instrument practice, spanish, typing, and spelling/journal activity)...
You would think that at 11 and 9, I wouldn't have to spell it all out, but our mornings are soooo sloppy that the rest of the day feels and is sloppy....
I'm tired of it.
For my Kindy, I hung a clear strip of plastic (like the extra edge from laminated stuff) and made her picture instructions on how to get ready and moving. She has a pink arrow that is stuck with Sticky Tak that she moves down the strip as she gets finished with stuff and ready for school.
I sure hope I can follow through and make them do this.