Starting school is an exciting and stressful time in our lives. Shelby is beginning VPK (preschool) in September, which means new routines for our family to adjust to. As it is, we roll out of bed when we want to and I try to take the morning easy. Honestly, mornings are never easy as there are so many things that need to be accomplished before lunch. Even though we're fairly early risers, the rush is still on in the mornings.
Enter the extra stress of starting preschool. We're going to need to wake up a little earlier to start our days, and I really want to do this without added rushing around. Now we have to be out of the house by a certain time, ready to go, and maintaining as decent a mood for arriving to school as possible.
I currently start Shelby with pancakes as I prepare eggs and sometimes bacon every morning. We get dressed when we feel like it and usually don't have play dates until 10 a.m. or later. So, I know our routines are going to have to change for the 3 days a week she'll be going to school. I've spent plenty of time trying to figure out how to enter school with less stress, and, so far, this is what I've come up with: