As parents, we all need hacks in our life, and today I will be talking about school run hacks. Yes…The school run. My favourite park of the day!! Actually, no it’s not. Some days it is the hardest part of the day, especially when things just go tits up. It can be bloody exhausting trying to get the three of them out of the door for 8.30am. Especially when their always seems to be battles along the way. Or ways to prevent us from getting out that door. A water bottle that’s gone walkies, (damm I know I need to prepare the night before better!), a filled nappy that needs changing pronto (!) or the dreaded lost school shoe. It’s always just the one isn’t it!
Generally, I am an organised person. Most mornings, the kids clothes uniform will be ready laid out for them to wear (organised the night before), SOMETIMES the packed lunches are ready in the fridge and I can even prepare my outfit the night before too! Despite such preparation, the hours before the school run are sometimes no plain sailing and by the time I have dropped off B and W, I am done in! It is especially hard when I have to get myself to a meeting straight from the school run, so half brushed hair just won’t do!
I am lucky I only live walking distance to school. And whilst the two older kids attend the same school, they are at different sites. So it literally is a mad dash for 30 minutes to and from both buildings. If there is rain…well then I am a drowned rat. If there is ice…I am Bambi on ice! If there is wind. I look like I’ve been dragged through a hedge backwards. You get my drift.
So I thought I would compile a list of school run hacks and ways to make the school run easier…if that even exists!
Happy school run and I hope my school run hacks help you with your morning routine!!!
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Hi and welcome to The Willow Tree. I’m Michelle, also known as Shel and I am a mama to three beautiful crazy kids – I have two handsome boys and a wild and wonderful girl.
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