5 Dollars

My life as an at-home momma of 3 amazing kids...it's kind of like shoveling snow in a blizzard.

Friday, March 24, 2006

Do Your List!

I recently got tired of searching for Skitty, Magic Bunny, Jojo and other stuffed friends who were MIA when bedtime rolled around. Everyone would be tucked in bed and we'd be ready for the lights out countdown when someone would burst into tears over a missing stuffed friend. So I made a bedtime list for the kids. Kaylee and I glued pictures to it so that the girls could follow it without having to be able to read it. We decided to make a morning list as well in hopes that they would all be more independent reguarding getting ready in the morning. So far, the lists seem to be helping. And the great thing is, I don't have to nag them with reminders of what to do next. Instead, if I see someone who is off track then I just say, "Go do your list" or "What's next on your list?" Here are our lists:

Good Morning!
1. Go Potty
2. Nightlight Off
3. Get Dressed
4. Shoes, Coat and Backpack Ready
5. Eat Breakfast
6. Brush Teeth

Good Night!
1. Bathtime
2. Pajamas On
3. Brush Hair
4. Go Potty
5. Brush Teeth
6. Find Guys
7. Nightlight On
8. Story Time
9. Countdown!


  • At 6:36 AM, April 27, 2006 , Anonymous Matt said...

    Love your lists - routine is so important for kids, they love and parents love. We have had a lot of advice added to our parent-to-parent site www.minti.com about routine for kids, especially toddlers... for example check out this search:


    It would be great for you to add your ideas to our site - and get some traffic back to your blog from it :)

    All the best
    Matt Co-founder of Minti


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