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Monday, January 26, 2009

To-Do's

For the New Year, I have been making to-do lists for my girls in the morning. They don't change day-to-day but I rewrite the same thing, for each of them, every school day.

And it works. They love checking things off as they finish (who wouldn't?!). And the lists are basic:
* Eat breakfast
* Make lunch
* Brush teeth
* Brush hair
* Get dressed
* Pack backpack

There may have been a couple of days where I forgot to do one, only to be reminded by Mi-Mi as I run out the door "where's my to-do list?"

Today I was talking about how I planned to make an Oatmeal Cake this weekend. This is one of me and Tim's favorite cakes. It was passed to me by a friend of the family when I was in high school and it's been several months since I made it.

Mi-Mi asked if she could help me make it.

Sure! I said.

But what if I am at school and you're at home? She questions.

I assure her that if that happens, I will wait for her to make the cake.

So later, she decided to make me a to-do list. This is what she wrote:
Mom (title with a heart next to it)
* EAT BReAKFAST
* BRUSH TeeTH
* COMB HAIR
* GeT DReSSeD
* PUTCOAT ON
* PUT Shoes ON
* BAKe CAKe
* PUTiCING ON CAKe

LOVE (drawn picture of a face with a smile and hair) YOU

She put it on the kitchen island counter. When I went in there later, next to my to-do list was a note on a sheet of paper that said:
MOMMY
DONT FORGeT
DONT DO
THe CAKe
WITHOUT
Me.

1 comment:

  1. Cute! You should post photos of her notes :)

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