First Day of Kindergarten Survival Plan
As I sit here at 11:59 am eating breakfast…you read that right, breakfast….
I wonder how in the world I am going to survive kindergarten with my sanity. I’m that parent who likes to wake up when the kids wake up. I actually would love to wake up before them so I could have some solid alone time to pick up my disaster of a house. However, I can’t because as soon as I wake up, they wake up. How in the world am I going to transition from waking up anywhere between 7 am and 10 am to getting my oldest to school by 8 am in the morning?
Here is my plan for Kindergarten Survival Day 1.
Grab and Go Breakfast
I am going to have a grab and go breakfast ready for everyone to actually grab and hopefully sit down but more likely grab and go. My recipe ideas include No bake energy bites, scrambled egg muffins, banana pancakes (and I actually just do the bananas and eggs and they are so good even cold) and if I’m really desperate hard boiled eggs and a cut up bowl of fruit. We usually do oatmeal (check out these super easy Freezer Oatmeal Cups) or scrambled eggs but those take forever for my kids to eat!
Clothes – Check, Lunch – Check
Clothes laid out the night before along with a packed lunch ready to go. We have a Bentgo lunch box and skip hop lunch bag that we have used through the summer and is the perfect size for my kiddo and doesn’t leak because I know she will flip it over like an Olympic gymnast.
Shoes are Ready to Go
Shoes for everyone set by the door because despite having a gazillion pairs of shoes and a place that they should be, they are never in the right place and not ever are together as a matching set. Just the other day I let my middle child walk around all day with two different shoes on because I just didn’t give a sh…. well you get it.
PJ’s for the Little Ones
I plan on not dressing the two youngest and only showing and putting clothes on myself because this is where I lose precious time. I know that I can drive my butt back home and finish getting the rest of us ready for the day and that’s what I will do. If I don’t do that, I will have to wake up at 5 am in the morning just to get her to school by 8 am. I wish I was kidding.
Three words, COLD BREW COFFEE
To all my fellow first-time school moms, may your first day of school pictures be Pinterest worthy and may your nerves be smooth as Anchor Bay on a good day.