Saturday, September 6, 2008

Where is your Coat?

We're only into the second week of school and already we're losing things. When I had just one kid in school, it was bad enough, but now I have to make sure two people bring all the things home that they left with that morning. It's making me a little crazy.

So, remember my backpack ID tags? Well these babies are going on the backpacks with the ID tags. They're little checklists for the girls to run through to make sure they have everything they're supposed to have when going to and from school.

You're laughing. I can hear you. You might be thinking that no kid is going to remember to look at the check list, or worse yet, they'll accidentally cut them off because they're so dorky, but I have evidence that makes me think otherwise.

See look. My kids are making their own little checklists already. This is Thing 1's. Isn't it cute? It makes my heart sing to see my little munchkins copying me.

In my own defense, it has been years since I actually had things like "get up" on my to do lists, but is it not logical? You have to start your day somewhere, and surely getting up is a good place to start.

This is Thing 2's list. Let me decode it for you.

Help with crop, clean-up basement
Take a shower
Do flash cards
Go to bed

She's so funny. No, she will not be cleaning all day for my crop tomorrow night. She'll be doing a lot of piddling and a lot of playing, trust me. Sometimes those little monsters make me look like such a slave driver.


  1. I LOVE it! I need to find me some of those tags! My daughter has ADHD so we rely on checklists for everything. I always worry about her bringing things home when I am not with her to remind her. Thanks for the idea!

  2. Omigosh - so perfect! I love your tag idea. My 7-year old is pretty good. He hasn't lost anything yet, except for a pair of boxers the first year he went to day camp at age 5. I'll never understand that one!!!

    Love your blog, Jill. Keep up the great work!

  3. Great idea, but my biggest loser of all time would never even think to look at a list! (and he'd never let me give him one being in Middle School and all!) Last year I had five bringing stuff home, this year four. Three different schools, two football teams and one basketball team...something is always left somewhere! I think I'll try the check list by the door. That might help. I have lots of lists, but never thought about the kids having their own. Thanks!