Our mornings can easily be thrown off track if Phee sleeps extra late, or wakes up extra early. Daddy being awake in the morning is a rare occurrence that generally is accompanied by ten minutes of just dancing around talking to him while not getting dressed or eating breakfast.
I decided that I needed some sort of reminder so that I would remember to stop and check to see that we have everything we need before walking out the door. Our front door is in a weird little cutout space at the front of the house and there's a tiny strip of wall just to the side of it. Perfect for a small frame.
I created this short reminder list in Publisher with WordArt. It's very simple, but perfect for my needs. Our list has four items: Phee's lunch, baby (for nap time), water and snack (for the car) and my lunch. I gave the list a nice border and background and then backed it on some fun scrapbook papers in coordinating colors. There are always one or two picture frames kicking around the house so I grabbed a smaller one and then my reminder was ready to go.
It's just what I had in mind for a visual reminder. We haven't forgotten any lunches this week. And, I have a moment to pause and regroup before we walk out the door.
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