This is my newest invention I like to call our:
This handy device is located right next to my fridge and contains valuable information pertaining to
EXP: What's that, Husband? You can't find your bill from yesterdays mail?
"Check your COMMUNICATION FOLDER."
EXP: Moooooooommmmm, Did you sign my permission slip?
"Why yes, dear! :) Just check your COMMUNICATION FOLDER"
EXP: Jillian's thought to herself:
I need to remember to check the children's grades online.
(Yes, I do that weekly.)
I know! I'll write myself a note and put it in MY
As you can see from the examples listed here the communication folder is basically a centralized location for all odds and ends, a way to communicate for the whole family and a great tool for organization!
The entire set up came to a grand total of $5.32!
And in my personal opinion....you can't put a price on
Get creative! Get handy! Be inventive!
What are some of the cool organizational ideas you've come up with to help your family?
I guess you could call me an expert on this subject.
I have 3 children.
All very beautiful.
All very productive.
All very motivated.
All very honest.
All very dedicated.
All of which is learned from me.
All of the above is a lie. (Partially kidding)
Wait...please add this one to the list above before continuing to read:
*All of which never ever ever use sarcasm to gain points.
Learned from the best....am I proud? Heck no. Would I change it? Heck no.
Always give your children proper expectations.
Example: "Because you're arguing with me about (insert ANYTHING) if I'm right, you pay me your allowance. If you're right, I don't pay you because you're arguing.
Example: "EVERY night your job is the dishwasher. EVERY NIGHT."
Don't be their friend.
Example: "I don't care IF you like me...........I'm still right."
RULE # 4:
Treat them with respect.
Example: "If you finish all of your chores, do all of your homework, and still remain civil to your siblings....you can live to see tomorrow."
RULE # 5:
This will lead to pill taking. This is only hurting YOU.
Moods are catchy.
Advise: If you're going to remain in the closet with your "condition", please only display one at a time. To many can confuse the children. If you're happy..show smiles. If you're sad...show tears. If you're mad....show the whites of your eyes. NOT whites of the eyes with tears and laughter. (I was confused just typing it)
WHEN IN DOUBT, BLOG IT OUT.
E'nuf said ladies and gent's :)
**This post only reflects the completely sarcastic side of my one personality, the humor & part of the survival techniques. I welcome questions, comments, and advise. Just kidding on the advise part. :)