We spent this past week getting organized! I downloaded a planner template (here are some great free printable planner pages), and the pretty designs caught both Emma and Lily’s attention! I was planning to print out copies of the calendar pages for them, but as it turns out they didn’t need me! They promptly set to work making their own, individual planners – Emma’s is based off of my own, and Lily’s is her own unique design. Johnny spent the time drawing Star Wars and superhero figures, but given that he is my child who always puts everything away and remembers homework assignments, he’ll probably be fine without a planner. I was a little surprised when they each found themselves a binder, but that explains why my old sheet music was lying on the floor…
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We also ordered this Take Home Center and stuck it in the part of our kitchen that was designed as a breakfast nook but isn’t really large enough to function that way. It was quite an investment, but Mike and I are both thrilled to have the kids’ shoes, lunchboxes, papers, and jackets organized and out of our small entryway! They put papers for me in the top tray, and homework papers, etc in the middle tray. Coats and backpacks go on the top shelf, and lunchboxes and shoes go on the bottom shelf. Anna currently shares my spot, but eventually Mike and I will probably share so that Anna can move to the spot Mike has right now.
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