Recently, our mornings have been a chaotic mess that end with me arriving to work way, way late. Part of our issue is related to living with a preschooler. I mean, he’s four, so of course he wants to “just do this one thing first,” or find a particular toy for show-and-tell, or splash around with the water while brushing his teeth, resulting in a wet shirt and last minute wardrobe change. Those slow poke distractions are part of the struggle, but I think they’d feel less irritating if I had my sh*t together to begin with. So, I’ve resolved to start waking up earlier and also to get more organized. I thought it might help to have a designated family calendar and place for writing to-do’s and shopping lists, so I put together this kitchen calendar / mini-command center.
For this project, I painted an old cork board and we mounted it beside the fridge with a chalkboard positioned below. B loves the chalkboard, he “writes” notes and grocery lists on it. Earlier today, he was wiping it off and said,”I need to move this chair so I can set my towel on it.” Hmm, good idea, kid! During his nap, I sewed a button and piece of ribbon to a cloth napkin and screwed a teacup hook into the chalkboard frame. Voila, a place to set his towel!
I’m hoping this little command center will help us stay organized and get out the door in a timely fashion. Fingers crossed!
P.S. – Look who snuck up on the sofa while I was taking photos! Sneaky ‘ole gal. She’s normally very camera shy so I snapped a quick photo before shooing her off.