Remember when I declared 2014 to be the Year of the Routines?
I’m sure you’re all dying for an update!
Dishes: The first routine I decided to try was doing the dishes first thing every morning.
And how’s that going? Well, it’s not.
I haven’t been doing the dishes every morning. Or even every day. My sink still fills up like it used to.
Routine #1 = failure. Help me out – do you have a routine that helps you stay on top of the dishes?
Coats and hats and mittens – oh my! The 2nd routine, that I didn’t even get around to telling you about, was another morning routine. Almost every morning, Isaac threw a giant fit when it was time to get his coat & boots on. To remedy this problem, I planned to print out a “winter clothes” chart to hang by the door. I can picture it in my head…cute, simple clip art pictures of a coat, hat, mittens and boots. And maybe a sticker chart, for everyday that he got ready without a fuss.
But then I couldn’t find the perfect clip art.
And then the boys got sick and we stayed home for several days.
And then, magically, he quit fighting. I don’t know what happened, but he just. quit. fighting.
Routine #2 = no longer needed?
So, yeah. As you can tell, I’m really rockin’ the routines thus far. (sarcasm font needed.)
And now, because I simply cannot write a blog post without including a picture, but I have no pictures to go with my failed routines, here’s Isaac, with toilet paper muscles. “I strong, Mom!”