We’ve all seen the beautiful mud rooms and front entryways on Pinterest, where everyone’s everything is neatly organized and still amazingly stylish. Unfortunately, that “pin” has yet to become a reality in my home. Until it does, this will do just fine.
I have never been an “on time” kinda person. Despite all my mother’s efforts of teaching me to use an alarm clock, setting the timer at breakfast, and planning ahead, I still have become “that mom.” Wet hair and all.
But, I’m getting better.
One thing my momma implemented when I was a wee young thing, was the “Launch Pad.” This was a chair that held everything I needed to get out the door. We would make sure it was ready to go the night before. She would add my freshly packed lunchbox in the morning.
After school, I would drop my backpack, shoes, jacket, etc. there so that it wasn’t a mad dash the next morning to find all my things as I was running out the door. As I grew, the contents would vary. In middle school, my instrument was added on band days, and three times a week, my gym clothes would be folded neatly next to my backpack.
I never needed to ask my mom, “hey mom, where’s my….?” I always knew to check the launch pad first.
So now I’m a momma, trying desperately to be better at getting out the door on time. Tomorrow is our first day of our homeschool co-op, so it seems appropriate to post this as an encouragement to myself to get it together! Now it’s not just me needing to be on time, it’s my kids too!
So, I think we will be implementing the launch pad for them…and for me too.
Happy Back to School Everyone!!