Happy Monday to you lazy moms!
I think I just heard about 10 of you say, “Oh… is it Monday?”
I would guess that the 10 of you who said that either have a newborn, or about three kids, three and under. So don’t worry. I’m here for you. To tell you what day of the week you are on. You’re going to make it!
So this Monday morning I wanted to post another fabulous Lazy Mom Tip! Because we need all the tips we can get to get through this thing called motherhood, am I right?
[This is the part where the 10 of you who didn’t know it was Monday say, “YES!”]
Let’s try that again…
Because we need all the tips we can get to get through this thing called motherhood, riiiiiight?
(See I told you I was here for you)
So for our next Lazy Mom Tip is this…. COLOR CODE EVERYTHING.
[Again… another good thing for you 10 moms. If you see a color, you’ll know who it belongs to while you’re still half asleep.]
You may have caught the drift of this tip on Lazy Mom Tip #1, where you may have noticed my trays are different colors.
Yes. I’ve been color coding things for quite a while now. I assigned each child a color several years ago and we’ve never looked back.
My oldest is blue, middle is green and my daughter is pink (of course). Why did I do this? Well, for a couple of reasons… first of all it cuts down on the arguing. Just one look at whatever color it is tells them immediately WHO’S it is. Second of all, just one look at the color tells ME who’s it is. 🙂 So I know who to call for to pick it up!
So what are some things I’ve color coded???
- food trays (from lazy mom tip #1)
- water bottles
- ice packs (that go in their lunches for school)
- techno gadget cords (from lazy mom tip #29)
- bag chairs
Just to name a few. I even heard one mom (who has six kids) say that she color coded their kids towels. Each kid has their own complete set of towels (washcloth, hand towel, bath towels) so that when one is left on the floor in the bathroom she knows who to yell at. Er, uh…. I mean, she knows who to call for to take care of it. Yeah, that’s what I meant.
This may even be a good idea for sheet sets for each child and laundry baskets of clothes to put away! See?! Color coding is endless!
Now, every once in a while I can’t find my kids’ colors in something I want to color code, so we have to make adjustments. But everyone still has a different color so it works even if that’s the case.
So why not make your world a brighter place? Give each child a color and make your life easier. Amen?
[This is where the 10 of you say, “Amen.”]
So what are some things you could color code that I didn’t list above?