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>Just call me Captain Crackdown

August 12, 2010

>Summer is winding to a close and I have HAD IT UP TO HERE with this loosey-goosey schedule, roving bedtimes, and “even-though-it’s-summer” discussions. For example:

Yes, you still have chores to do, even though it’s summer.
Yes, you still must brush your teeth, even though it’s summer.
Yes, you still must put your own dirty socks in the hamper, even though it’s summer.
YES, you STILL have to make your bed, even though it’s summer!

Yes, I am an evil, wicked, mommy-ogre who wants you to be miserable, even though it’s summer.

I’ve decided it will probably take about two weeks for us to get back into our groove so I started this week. We went to bed on time – at 7pm I shut off the TV. Jammies, teeth, books, prayers…everyone was, at the very least, in their own room with the door shut by 7:45.

This morning, we got up on time. (And yes, you really do have to make your bed, just like the old days.) I even made mine (must set good example).

So far, my experiment has been a success. We were out of the house by 7:30am, arriving at work and summer camp by 7:45. Perfect. Well on our way to back to school!

That just leaves me with the whole “Wearing Nothing But Shorts All Day” issue to conquer before school starts.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. August 12, 2010 2:06 pm

    >Sounds like you are getting there…Blessings,andrea

  2. August 12, 2010 6:43 pm

    >That's right! No little streakers at school!…although it would be funny to see the looks on their teacher's faces if your boys went to school half naked…

  3. August 12, 2010 10:42 pm

    >i love that you are such a loving mama-ogre 🙂 i learn from you. xo

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