I've always tried to be organised. I have a calendar on our fridge that I even use to plan out our meals, I have a diary that has all the same information in as on the calendar as well as a few blog bits and I also use the calendar on my phone to keep my husband up to date with things that may effect us both.
But somehow I'm still not organised. I still get flustered as I glance at the calendar and see it's someone's birthday in 2 days time and I don't have a card or present for them. I still double book people and events just because for some reason I don't think to look in my diary - 'seriously' I hear you say!
Now that's the written organisation but I also try my very best with our day to day running organisation. On preschool days I have the lunches ready as soon as I get up and I have the boys dress about half an hour before we are due to leave. But some how we still rush to get out the door with putting shoes and coats on and then I'm running around putting toys away that I put away 10 minutes previously. I seem to be organised but it just doesn't help!
Things now need to change with a new routine about to start tomorrow and it's one we can't be late for because if we are late leaving the house it will throw the whole of the day out.
As I have written previously we are in the process of moving house and this should all happen in the next month or so. And because it is to a new town, Finley is starting his new preschool in preparation to start school in September and to meet children he will be going to school with. But this means we have to drive, which we have never done for a preschool run. When you walk you know how long it will take, give or take a few minutes for wee breaks and slow little legs, but when you drive anything could happen. Traffic lights, traffic jams, closed roads, weather, the list goes on!
Finley starts at 9.15am and because the parking around the preschool isn't great we are going to have to park a little walk away, so to make sure we are on time for his first day we are going to need to leave home for 8.15am. This is so we beat traffic and figure out our times. I am hoping this will only be a temporary thing and we will be in our new house by the end of January but we still need to get our timings sorted out. It could take half an hour or it could take an hour, and its stressing me out!
8.15am is doable as Finley gets up at 6.45am everyday, he seems to have a built in alarm clock, but Noah likes to lie in some mornings. Some days he may be awake at the same time as Finley and others he may sleep in until 8am, which won't work for us on preschool days because 15 minutes isn't enough time for Noah's milk, for him to have breakfast and to get him dressed, as well as get our coats and shoes on and get in the car. I can feel myself getting hot just thinking about it. This is going to mean I am going to have to wake him up if he sleeps in and I don't like that idea but its something we will have to do for a short time.
So we will have 1 and a half hours to get out the house, and that seems like a lot of time but with a 2 & 4 year old its going to be a mission. I am going to have to get organised and just hope that my organisation skills are better this year than last, and not flap which I tend to do when things don't go to plan.