If keeping up with schedules isn't enough, keeping track of picture money, violin lesson payments, homework, reading logs, and countless other forms times four. Yet, I haven't found a system that really works. I have a hanging pocket file in the kitchen, with a pocket for each kid, yet it isn't the perfect solution. It never fails that I forget something! What is comical about it is I am a teacher...an incredibly organized teacher, with all kinds of systems that work in the classroom!
There are some routines that do work well at our house. Each night the kids put out there clothes for the next day. If a reading folder is due that gets put on top of the clothes. Funny thing was this morning, in the hustle and bustle of getting ready for picture day on my DUTY day, resulted in Lorelei's reading folder being misplaced. I had to apologize to her lovely teacher and tell her I know I had it, but have no idea where I put it down!!?? (Lucky for me, she is on the 4th Boyen kid and she knows life at our house is a bit messy.). I found the folder tonight...
|Notice the rollers...I guess I must have put the folder down when taking the rollers out of the girls hair for picture day!|
|Looking mighty cute for pictures. Lorelei's little dress in 35 years old! It was my dress when I was her age...I wore it for my 1st grade pictures!|