School starts tomorrow morning. I’m doing my best to adjust my mindset.
I’m sure I’ll blather on and on about it for several days, but for today, in the spirit of what all mothers know is the true time for resolutions, I thought I’d share a few that I’ve been thinking about.
- Look cuter. While I just can’t embrace the Flylady thing of being dressed to my shoes every morning, because it doesn’t jive with the fact that if I’m going to exercise it will be after I’ve taken the kiddos to school, I do need to put a little more into my appearance. Not sure how I’m going to work on this one, but I know I need to.
- Develop/commit to a realistic evening checklist. While last school year, my daily checklist helped me make huge strides in my quest for order, anything that needed to be done in the evening was pretty hit or miss.
Well, that’s two things. As I’ve learned over the past year (FULL year as of Tuesday), this thing is a process. Not much is gained by stating a bunch of “Imgonnas” and then forgetting what they are.
Day in and day out, I’m working toward changing my ways. While the summer’s lack of routine was joyous and I embraced every moment of it, I now need to embrace the current season and start to make some more real progress.
Off to go lay out tomorrow’s clothes for the kids (and me), make lunches, cook up a feast to enjoy together on our last night of summer, load and run the dishwasher, and . . . . set the alarm clock.