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what things are you going to do differently to be more organised next term?

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cheesesarnie Wed 29-Jul-09 16:40:57

i always say i'll do things such as make lunches the day before lasts maybe a week!

janeite Wed 29-Jul-09 16:42:37

Well I will be working longer hours so I HAVE to get meal-planning totally sorted. And the girls can make their own sarnies now; I just have to make sure they do!

bigchris Wed 29-Jul-09 16:43:17

reception went far smoother than i'd ever imagined <halo>
i suspect it will all go tits up in yr 1 now i said that, lol

bigchris Wed 29-Jul-09 16:45:02

my major stress is nagging dh to get up and use the bathroom and piss off to work so that i can use the. athroom in time for school run
in an ideal world he would live next door grin

lowlandlady Wed 29-Jul-09 16:48:30

I plan to nag the teacher for proper targets so ds progresses next year rather than sitting in the middle of the class where the children seem to get ignored!

lowlandlady Wed 29-Jul-09 16:48:58

I mean ' middle of the class' in terms of ability and progress

pointydog Wed 29-Jul-09 16:55:50

I am pretty darn organised during term time. Don;t think I could improve

cheesesarnie Wed 29-Jul-09 16:58:44

pointy tell me how?ive got 6 weeks to get my 'guru' or whatevergrin puhlease!

pointydog Wed 29-Jul-09 17:07:13

1. have a repertoire of very basic meals that can be cooked in 30 mins tops and do a very similar shop each week.

2. School dinners always unless there is a lunch club or trip (then dh makes packed lunch)

3. Alternate shower days with dh so whoever is not in the shower is making sure the kids have breakfast

4. No telly in the morning (although dd1 has started watching again since starting high school - she leaves later)

5. Constant reminders to the dds of the next step so they move their arses (get your clothes on; brush your teeth; pack your bag; whaddya want for play piece)

6. Dds do homework at cm's or when alone in house so it rarely impacts on me

7. week day set bedtime so they just get on with it

giantkatestacks Wed 29-Jul-09 17:12:36

I am going to do A LOT more labelling. Thats it.

EccentricaGallumbits Wed 29-Jul-09 17:16:01

life is going to be much easier as both DDs will be in the same school. They will both have to walk there on their own and best of all school starts at 8.30 meaning they have to be out of the house by 7.45. meaning they will have to be up earlier and I can get to work on time for a change without having to ferry them around town to various babysitters.

BonsoirAnna Wed 29-Jul-09 17:25:35

I'm busy getting DD's school "uniform" (actually a dress code) together and am only going to buy things she can dress herself in - so no difficult buttons, back zips etc.

Since she is going to be coming home for lunch next year, rather than eating in the canteen, I shall need to get very organised about lunch time meal planning.

weegiemum Wed 29-Jul-09 17:29:24

Lunches the day before is my new resolution - or at least have the sandwiches in the fridge! The number of days that the school bus is sitting outside and the kids are ready and I am still chopping up cheese is several too many!

Also - making sure bags are packed. No more "I have gym today!!!!!" shrieks as the others leave the house!!!!

cheesesarnie Wed 29-Jul-09 21:05:58

yes making sure bags are sorted and packed is big thing here.dd will say ten minutes before leaving'yeah mum,its netball today',then ds1'i need 70pence for swimming' as we get halfway to school.

misshardbroom Wed 29-Jul-09 23:10:35

I'm uncharacteristically organised when it comes to school days.

However, the 'preparing lunches the night before' thing went to cock in the last half of the summer term, so I need to get back in the habit of doing that.

If I start now, I might get the beautiful sew-in nametapes sewn in by September.

And I'm determined that reading / spellings are going to be done when they get home, not left until bedtime when everyone's too knackered to focus.

gemmiegoatlegs Wed 29-Jul-09 23:19:14

Yes. reading and spellings. for ds (who hates doing them) it works well at bedtimes as the reading book makes bedtime last longer! However, we have dd starting reception this year. I think for dd at least bedtimes will need to be earlier as she will be knackered at first. Also I will not be swayed into any further extracurricular activities for either. NO No No.

Fizzylemonade Mon 03-Aug-09 17:58:14

Routine routine routine, it is the only way to get through it all! grin

It works in my house, I have an "organisedmum" diary so all the school stuff is clearly marked already on next years calendar.

Name tapes are iron on so they can be put on when ironing the uniform if any have come off.

He has school dinners that are paid for termly so only have to remember that one cheque.

Get them up 10 minutes before breakfast (I have a 6yr old about to start yr2 and my 3 yr old is about to start preschool, I am a sahm) breakfast at 7am. Get dressed at 7.30 and brush teeth and hair.

TV is allowed on at 8am and goes off a 8.20 (end of program) for shoes and coats on to walk to school.

PE kit lives at school grin

On return, change out of uniform, read book/do homework and learn some spellings. Playtime until tea. Meals are planned. All sit down for tea together. More playtime. Tidy up, bath, teeth brushed, story, bed.

Nice evening for me and dh after shoes polished and coat wiped down from football mud splats grin glass of wine, MN, TV, book, whatever takes my fancy.

All housework/shopping is done in the day as I am sahm.

MummyDragon Mon 03-Aug-09 21:29:32

Next term I will:-

1. Make sure I unpack DS' book bag as soon as we get in the house, and deal with any paperwork that it contains ...

2. Chop up the carrot & cucumber sticks for the kids' lunchboxes the night before and group all other lunch items together in the fridge so I can find them easily in my blurry-eyed early-morning haze ...

3. Check school uniform drawer at bedtime, to allow time for panic-washing and drying of mud-soaked uniform if all spare trousers/jumpers already in laundry basket ...

That's it!

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