It is no secret that I am a mom who yells too much. I’ve talked about it before here. I come from a long line of yellers. My grandma even managed to yell in two languages.
I also am really, really, working on this. I’ve been working on this for almost 21 years.
It is NOT getting any easier.
However, my empathetic side tells me that I would be CRUSHED if someone yelled at me every single morning.
And so, I really work to tame my tongue.
I also remind myself that good mornings begin at night. Meaning, the more that I prepare for our mornings the night before, the smoother things will go. Sadly, at night, what I would prefer to do is knit or crochet and binge watch shows. Being a grown-up is hard sometimes.
I’m working on implementing a checklist for the kids (and for me too!) so that we can help our mornings go a little smoother. I’ll share it with you here. I’ve left space for you to add some tasks that might be unique to your family as well! My girls love clipboards, so I have laminated this checklist and given them each a clipboard and a dry erase marker to check off each task.
Hopefully, as we get used to checking off our items each night, mornings will become easier and easier!
Chime in! How do you tame the morning crazies? Share your tips with other moms in the comments, or pop over to the Facebook page and join the conversation there!