Another thing we have been trying to do is fill a fruit bowl everyday with what they can snack on. Some days its all fruit, some days its has some almonds, tortilla chips, or muffins in it too. We also keep one in the fridge for things that we want cold, like carrots, cucumber, strawberries, broccoli, salsa, & hummus. This is it. When they want a snack they know to look in the two bowls available and pick a nice healthy snack. I also let them have a cup of chocolate milk or a smoothie with breakfast and then I fill up their own water bottles (or sippy for B) with water and they drink from it throughout the day to make sure they get their water in. They ususally drink it up because they want tea with lunch and dinner. I could only find the same Buzzlightyear water bottles at TJMaxx, so I bought two and put a silly monkey sticker (in their color) on top. Simple as that!
Thursday, February 11, 2010
A few tips to keep things running smoothly
We all need/want to be more organized, but having 3 boys has definately made it more of a MUST. They are always fighting over what color cup or whatever they want. Surely thats a big deal in your home?! Last year we decided to assign a color to each kiddo. J- gets blue, T- orange, and B- green. That way, when we get a drink they know which cup is always theirs (they use one cup a day and just wash it out and set it on the counter). The same goes for toothbrushes and towels. If a towel is left on the floor, we know who needs to pick it up. We have used this system for so many little things, pencils, pencil boxes for school, beach towels, and the colors for each person we use on calenders. It makes things so much easier when we all know everyone's color. (Sometimes we can't find something in orange, then we use yellow, but most of the time it works out really well)