Today I vowed to do my best to stay calm when it was time to get ready to go. For the most part, I was successful, but my stubborn, independent child did his best to set the alarms off in my brain. I have realized this is an unpleasant, stressful time for us all, so I am going to test out a new system to see if we can make this transition more peaceful and less chaotic.
Here's my plan:
-20 minutes before it is time to go, I will start sending kids to the bathroom.
-I will only send one child to our back hallway at a time and ask them to get ready to go.
-Once they're ready, I will ask them to go out to the van and get buckled in.
I am going to give this a conscious effort for a week and pray for some improvement (and sanity!) during this difficult time of our day.