I'm also excited about the possibilities it brings for me to meet new people, and hopefully form some new friendships in our new town.
I'm also nervous. A little nervous for her, a little nervous for me, and a lot nervous that I can manage to get all four of us out the door by 8:15 in the morning. Lucky this is only two days a week.
To help us get ready in the morning and get out the door on time, I've given Ruby the responsibility to get herself ready. I have to help with a few of the things, but otherwse, she's in control. Together we thought of all of the things she needed to do to get ready, and earlier this week we made a chart documenting those things. As she was getting ready, I took photos. She then selected the photos she wanted to use on the chart.
So, her morning should go like this:
2. Get Dressed
3. Make your bed
4. Brush your hair
5. Brush your teeth
7. Put sunscreen on
We've given it a practice run and I've been so proud with how she's done everything so well, walking up the chart and proclaiming "correct" as she's completed each task.
Before we go to her first morning session this Thursday I'll be giving the packed lunches a trial, to make sure I'm giving her the right amount of food and that she can manage everything on her own.
Do you have a morning routine that helps you get out the door on time?