My kids take SO long to get ready in the morning for school!
OMG, it drives me nuts.
Most of the time, my daughter is dilly-dallying while trying to pick out her clothes to wear.
And my son? Oh goodness. If I let him pick out his clothes, he’d just grab the first two things he saw.
This is how he dresses on any typical day:
Can you say CLASH?!
He honestly does not care. His favorite combination is to wear his burnt orange shirt with pumpkin orange or red shorts. It hurts my eyes.
How did I solve this dilemma?
I bought a hanging shelf divider for each of their closets.
Every Sunday I pick out five outfits for the following week.
Then I stuff each outfit in a pocket.
I even include the underwear and socks.
I was going to label each pocket with a different day of the week, but they wanted the option to pick out which outfit they will wear each day. I’ll probably just leave it as is for now.
Now we’ve got one less thing to stress about when we are in a rush each morning.
(I have NO CLUE why he has so many hangers!!!)
My diva daughter even loves this. I was afraid she’d revolt, but she loves just rolling out of bed and grabbing a stack of cutely matched clothes for the day. I let her decide how to do her hair and what bow to wear, so she’s a happy camper.
Mornings are so much less stressful now for us. They get dressed so quickly AND they look cute and match.
They’re happy and Momma’s happy.
That’s a win/win in my book.
Do you have any tricks that you do to help your mornings go more smoothly?