Back when the kids started school, I wrote a whole post of "not resolutions" which basically boiled down to one thing, "Be Prepared." Now that we've survived almost two months of school I thought I would do a quick check in and let you know how things are going.
One of the things which has worked really well is that Dave has been taking the kids on Saturday mornings. Sam has religious school at the synagogue and Rachel has music and, every other Saturday, Tot Shabbat. On the off weeks they do errands. This means that I have about four hours to myself every Saturday. You may have already figured this out because I usually spend some time reading and commenting on your blogs :)
The other thing I do though is follow through on some of the things which make our school week a little easier to handle.
I also make sure we have the food on hand for the lunches I've planned. I've discovered that one of the best times to go grocery shopping is 7am on Monday mornings. That's the earliest our grocery store is open, it's quiet, and I get through my list in about twenty minutes.
So, in general, I think things, on the school front at least, are going pretty well. Now it's just the rest of life to sort out!
What tricks and tips do you have for making your school/daycare mornings run smoothly? Anything else I should add to my Saturday mornings of preparing?