We are morning people and we wake up very early (at least it seems early to me). I wasn't always this way, but now I am a MacDougall, which means 9am is late. However, this summer I've let the kids stay in their PJs, an we've lounged around until after M's nap to get going. I"m a little nervous about school, so I made these charts for us. I'm a geek and love to check off things, and my kids follow suit. I talked to I. about all the things that needed to get done before we left for school. Then I let them pick up some paper to back it with. My chart helps me get through the whole day, not just the morning. It has my weekly plan for exercise, cleaning, scripture reading, and meals. I usually fizzle out by Thursday, but Mondays are always great. I totally copied these from others and made them fit me, so if you think I'm stealing your ideas - I guess I am. I need to get them laminated and here's a little tip: find out if your local school district has a "work room" or whatever they might call it. It is much much more affordable to laminate there - Kinkos and the like is robbery compared. I also go to Lakeshore Learning to laminate.Also, for a quick project, I used this tutorial (http://joysofhome.blogspot.com/2008/08/under-five-bucks-under-five-minutes) (by the the way, how do you put a word and not the whole link? Help?) and spent less than $2 to jazz up my desk, or as Tom puts it "to get more stuff." However you look at it, I like it and it makes me smile seeing it and it took no time at all.
Here it is smiling back from my desk, which apparently is crooked: