Since you may have a little momentum after Alexa’s post on celebrating progress, we thought you might like a little bonus today:
OK, if you’ve been to my house (and y’all are welcome… we’re having Firecracker Chicken this Thursday), you know I’m not doing great on the resolution below. But I am inspired by it.
In fact, I realized that some of our kids’ stuff doesn’t even have a place in the house. For example, we have more shoes than we have room for shoes. So we gave away some that we never use (or outgrew) and built simple compartments by the front door to hold the rest. As we learned earlier this month, resolutions can be a work in progress. Rome wasn’t built in a day (and neither were our shoe-holders). Next in line, a place to put all the toys (besides the basement floor).
Children learn what we teach them about organizing. Give them set locations to put their belongings such as shoes when they take them off, school items and toys. Then when it is time to settle down for the evening have them take 5 minutes and check that all of their things are in the proper place. It makes getting out the door in the morning a lot easier and helps you to keep the house tidied.
- Indra of ON THE GO 4 U, www.onthego4u.net