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post #81 of 136
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I like to lay the clothes out the night before and have coats/mittens/boots/backpacks all lined up too.

Last night I had I was changing C's poopy diaper and had S crying because I set her down (and she was poopy too) and E was crying because her eye hurt (she had pink eye). Changed 2nd poopy pants, S cried because I set her down because I had to put in eye drops which made E cry because she didn't like them.

Makes me appreciate the solitude of work.

And when I'm gone on a business trip this week I'll be missing every minute.
post #82 of 136
I don't know how you all manage! With two of mine taking themselves to scool and dd homeschooling our mornings are quite relaxed.

That's not to say I haven't done my fair share of long treks to school and pre-school in the rain when the boys were little and I didn't have a car or getting them to where they needed to be back in the days when I worked from 9am. Never again.

We have always kept socks and shoes downstairs so they can both be put on at the last minute but that's about the limit of my getting out of the house organisation
post #83 of 136
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That's what I would love: a bigger place to organize shoes! Our entry way from the garage in not convenient for this at all.
post #84 of 136
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That's what I would love: a bigger place to organize shoes! Our entry way from the garage in not convenient for this at all.
I have the same problem! I can not come up with a good way to organize all the shoes.
post #85 of 136
I have a shoe rack on the door of my bedroom. If I can get one more it will hold all the kids' shoes. Now if only I could remember to put them all on the rack, the shoes wouldn't be such a problem.
post #86 of 136
Why do you need to put the kids shoes anywhere, DiD? (competitive mother comment coming up.) My 2yo chases her brothers around the house hitting them over the head with their shoes until they put them away properly.... I didn't teach her that either, she started of her own accord, but it makes my life so much easier.
post #87 of 136
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Why do you need to put the kids shoes anywhere, DiD? (competitive mother comment coming up.) My 2yo chases her brothers around the house hitting them over the head with their shoes until they put them away properly.... I didn't teach her that either, she started of her own accord, but it makes my life so much easier.
post #88 of 136
We have a basket by the front door that the kids put their shoes in when they come in the house. We don't wear shoes inside unless there's a reason to (dd helping dh work on the upstairs, etc).
post #89 of 136
I totally want shoe cabinets. That way you can just attach them to the wall and shut them in

http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/10031987
post #90 of 136
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I totally want shoe cabinets. That way you can just attach them to the wall and shut them in

http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/10031987
Oh my gosh, that is awesome! We had shoe drama again today. Do they each hold 6 pairs (18 total) or does each one of the three hold 2 pair?
post #91 of 136
Judging from the measurements I thing EACH holds 6 pairs.

We go through the mad shoe hunt every time we need to leave the house. Plus, ds2 refused to buy every pair of shoes except the impossible to put on, can't tie his own laces pair (and after shoe shopping with 4 young kids, trying to stop dd1 from emptying the shelves, and trying on every other pair for almost an hour I gave in). Now, in addition to losing at least 1 of each pair every time we are in a rush, I also get followed from room to room with the phrase, "who is going to put on my shoes" ringing in my ears over and over and over......
post #92 of 136
We have had a variety of less than successful shoe storage 'solutions' over the years but now we just have a shoe pile which works quite well.
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post #94 of 136
We have a large family (according to everyone else)
I may belong here...if you will have me

Dh, me
8 children in all
one out on her own
5 @ home w/ us
2 in Heaven

2 dogs
1 cat
post #95 of 136
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Why do you need to put the kids shoes anywhere, DiD? (competitive mother comment coming up.) My 2yo chases her brothers around the house hitting them over the head with their shoes until they put them away properly.... I didn't teach her that either, she started of her own accord, but it makes my life so much easier.
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post #96 of 136
A Mother's Love!

We have a pile of shoes by the door that are the most used ones and then the special occassion matching the outfit ones are in our rooms.DD loves shoes and takes them and leaves them in various rooms so we still end up hunting for them sometimes.My 3 year old also prefers to be barefoot so if we don't have him out the door within 3 minutes he is shoeless again.
post #97 of 136
Hi everyone!

I have 4 kids under the age of 5yo :

but I'm efficient, I do have twins

Our newest baby is a month old, and my mom was here for two weeks and she really inspired me to be more organized. The house was SO nice when she was here, and I've been trying to keep it clean. There's always laundry, and I try to keep up with it, relatively. I do tons on the weekends and maybe only one load/day during the week. The dishes are dh's job, hooray! I hate dishes.

For TG we are going to visit dh's family, 3h away. I'm not thrilled about it. His ENTIRE family is only 3h away and yet nobody visits us. He has one sister with 1 child, and one sister with no kids, and all of his cousins are older teenagers... the point is, it's a pita for us to travel with 4 kids! AND they asked us to bring food. WTH?!?!? Bringing ourselves isn't enough?!?!?! :
post #98 of 136
I got lucky this year, everyone is coming to my house. I don't mind cooking but I loathe travelling, especially since my DD can't stand the carseat.
post #99 of 136
Can I play, too? I only have 4. They are 15, 11, 6, and almost 3. We are having tacos for Thanksgiving dinner. It's a funny story, no time now. Off to pick up #1 at the ortho and 2 other stops, then time to cook, then get a kid off to the band awards...

*sigh*
post #100 of 136
Hi, Here with my 7.

We have a book shelf in the closet that is for shoes. Its one of the short ones with a bottom middle and then the top of the shelf. It holds a pair of shoes each person. If you want more than that you have to keep them in your closet. We still loose shoes cause ds wears everyone elses. Hes 2 . So he slips them on and off he goes and the shoes don't return.

We are doing thanksgiving here. My ils are forbidden for serving us thanksgiving after 2 disasters back to back. First they kept yelling at us not to cut through the aluminum pan the turkey was in cause it would leak juice out onto the stove. They refused to move the turkey to a dish or move the whole thing to the counter. OF course someone cut through it and the juice leaked down into the burners. Then the next year mil forgot to thaw the turkey and cooked it frozen. The outside was black and the inside was still raw. We were eating really late - what we could eat. My kids were miserable cause they also didn't have appetizers. We ended up going over to a friends house to eat. It was a disaster. Besides there are 2 of them and 9 of us. Its much easier to cook for 2 more people than it is for them to cook for 9 more lol. They don't seem to get it. Whatever. I cook better anyway.
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