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{ Kids } This morning I did things differently and I got amazing results!

This morning I did things differently and I got amazing results!

Morning Mummabears (and of course Daddybears)!

I don't envy parents with large families... seriously the mind boggles how they do it! Goodness knows how my dad did it on his own with the four of us! Hats off to him!

I know I'm not alone in our morning challenges to get the kids to school on time! So this morning I took on a different approach to see what happens! I decided NOT to remind my daughter to get ready for school. This morning she was in her onesie until at least 8:20am with just 20 minutes to go til we leave for school drop.

I blissfully went along with my morning as I do, shower, making lunch, getting Bam Bam ready, but I didn't utter a word to Jaz. She was watching TV, playing with the dog etc.

It was 8:25am when I said:

"Jaz, aren't you going to school today" as she sits on the floor playing with Roxy. She looks up at me and says: "ARRGH, No, um Arrgh...!" *I slip a cheeky smile in while she wasn't looking ;)

Me: "What? So you're not going to school today?" She gets up and heads to her room. No slamming of doors, stomping of feet or banging around in her room.

I get Bam Bam in the shower and give him a quick hose down, so much easier to get him clean! Yay DONE! Dress him and we go to brush our teeth together (finally he lets me brush them!!!)

I open the door to Jazmin's room and see her nearly dressed. I didn't say anything, closed the door and smiled from ear to ear... IT BLOODY WORKED!! TOOT TOOT! I thought to myself as I mentally patted myself on the back for a positive parenting decision!

Results of this method:

  • NO YELLING!
  • NO TANTRUMS!
  • NO BACKCHAT!

BOOM! Love it!! :) Happy Mumma, happy kids, happy morning! School on time!!

What we normally do....

  1. 6:30am Me Get up, bit of social media bombing on my friends and networkers, replies to comments and some bloglovin' :)
  2. 7:00am Get kids up if not already get milk for the kids
  3. 7:10am Breakfast
  4. 7:20am Remind Jaz to eat her breakfast
  5. 7:30am Remind Jaz again to hurry up with her breakfast
  6. 7:45am Me: Shower/get dressed
  7. 7:45am Ask Jaz to get dressed
  8. 8:00am Get Bam Bam dressed
  9. 8:10am Make lunch for Jaz
  10. 8:15am Ask Jaz to hurry up getting dressed, should have shoes on by now... 
  11. 8:20am Remind Jaz to brush teeth
  12. 8:30am Ask Jaz to stop playing because she hasn't brushed her hair yet
  13. 8:35am Remind Jaz to brush her hair and tie it up
  14. 8:36am Ask Jaz to get bag ready and put it by the front door
  15. 8:37am Ask Jaz to get her jacket
  16. 8:38am Again ask her to get her jacket
  17. 8:39am Bam Bam wets his pants, go back inside and change him
  18. 8:40-8:50am Get in the car and off we go...

FEELING CRANKY!

This is how I normally feel each morning.... Source: Bigstock.com

This is how I normally feel each morning....
Source: Bigstock.com

I know I know, it's a comedy act really.... It's so frustrating! This should be enough time to get it all done, wouldn't you think without me asking every 10 minutes! 

What we did this morning...

  1. 6:30am Me Get up, bit of social media bombing on my friends and networkers, replies to comments and some bloglovin' :)
  2. 7:00am Get up get milk for the kids
  3. 7:10am Breakfast
  4. 7:45am Me: Shower/get dressed
  5. 8:10am Make lunch for Jaz
  6. 8:35am Get Bam Bam dressed
  7. 8:45am Get in the car and off we go...

FEELING AWESOME!!

This is how I am feeling today! Image source: abitcoquettish.wordpress.com

This is how I am feeling today!
Image source: abitcoquettish.wordpress.com

So needless to say.... what we did this morning will be our new school morning routine! Geez, it only took me a few years to get onto that idea LOL oh well better late than never right mums?

So tell us what positive methods you use to get your kids ready for school without yelling, constant reminders and battling with them at every stage of the morning? I'm sure other parents reading this blog would benefit from a variety of different methods to help their family Smile & Shine in the morning!

Feeling so happy right now, hoping it will work every morning!! :)

In other news from the Inspiring Mums® Mothership....

Octonauts "Shellington" was lost, but now he is found :) Bam Bam is happy, please stop looking ;) hehe

It's Pizza day at school today, last time I wasted $7 bucks putting an order in for Jaz but she didn't like it because it had pineapple on it... So what does her mum do, she goes to Coles, gets the ingredients she likes and will be making home made pizza just the way she likes it, but in bulk so, I spent $7 on ingredients that will make at least 4 mini pizzas one for her today and 3 to freeze. Thrifty thinking right their ladies... all I have to do is whip it up, bake it and take it up HOT and ready to eat at 1:30pm. Nope, it's not too much effort, because she will be happy she is not missing out :) I'm happy if she's happy :)

Thank you for being here!!

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by my new blog, I really appreciate it! Share or Favourite this blog and see my others for more Lifestyle, Work, Business blogs :) It's a bit of a mixed bag here really, enjoy! 

Time to go and play with Bam Bam (he's still sick and home from childcare today), we're just about to use the Crayola Marker Airbrush because Bam Bam took it out of the cupboard this morning.... why not! Let's get CREATIVE!! TOOT TOOT!

Smile & Shine lovelies!

xx Heather