Ways I get out of the house on time with six kids under six – or at least make it to places fifteen minutes late which is one hell of an achievement:
No fancy nappy bag.
Throw everything that is vital into a WOOLWORTHS shopping bag; nappies, water, wipes, Valium and LOVE – all these things run out pretty quickly so be sure to pack enough in your bag.
Outfits; ready the night before.
Cut the crap, you’ve already committed to that, the children don’t change it, you don’t change it, it is what it is.
Never do anything twice.
If you have a little spill, that’s what wipes are for.
A blow out at the shops.
Kmart sells $3 onesies.
You’ll be right mate, calm down.
With no tops on, tops get dirty.
Everyone eats the same thing.
Choices are not an option.
Go go go.
Bowls in sinks.
Brush your teeth, put tops back on, no I didn’t say play fight, okay that’s it – you two go to the shoe area and put your allotted shoes on, it’s go time.
Shoes by the door.
Say it with me now: “Shoes by the door”. We have a shoe rack, if I go to that shoe rack (by my door) right now there are eight pairs of shoes, one for each of us , ready to go – do not remove these shoes, do shoe checks, say shoe again: shoe.
Lunches ready the night before.
If I have to tell you this I feel like I can’t help you, you are unhelpable.
I’m actually at a loss.. you don’t have lunch ready? I just, I just can’t help you.