A Dad’s Point of View: How to Get Ready for Back to School
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Ahh, back to school time. A time when parents across the country wipe away their tears as their precious little children enter the school buildings to start their new school year. Nah…just kidding! The only tears I am shedding are tears of joy once school starts! Lets just say my adorable three
gremlins kids have been driving my wife and I nuts. Between all the melt downs, and fighting I usually need to turn to MOTRIN® IB to relieve my headaches.
Around here, my wife and I split the parent duties so that I can help out as much as I can before and after school. I thought it would be fun to share my fatherly point of view on how to get ready for back to school. Maybe there are some dads out there that need a little help, guidance or support so here goes nothing…
How to Get Ready for Back to School
Pack lunches the night before: My wife and I agreed that I would make the kid’s lunches for school since she does 99% of the cooking. There is NOTHING worse than running around in the morning try to gets vitamins out, coffee ready, and lunches prepped. I have started to set my coffee timer, sort vitamins ahead of time, and of course, pack lunches. I save enough room in the fridge to actually keep the bags in there. In the morning I just pull them out and put them in my girl’s backpacks.
Lay out outfits ahead of time: Once my kids started school I learned really quick to lay out not just their outfits in the morning, but my own. It saves so much time and prevents outfit melt downs. Not familiar with outfit meltdowns? Get a 7-year- old girl who is a diva and you will learn quick what you can and cannot pair together.
Pack their first day backpacks *now* with their 10 lbs of school supplies: I swear, the back to school school supply list gets more and more crazier each year. My girls must each have at least 10 lbs of stuff that they need to bring in the first-day. I really am not sure it can even all fit into their backpacks so I might as well pack them in rolling luggage.
Plan week night meals: If you do not have your own personal chef or a spouse that likes to cook this tip is for you. Plan out easy meals for the first few weeks of back to school. Things like salads, frozen meals, soups, and quick grilled foods are your best bet. We have a magnetic fridge menu that keeps our meals easy to plan.
Create a sick it for School: My middle child is very susceptible to colds do to her heart condition. It seems as if she gets sick once a month! I learned really quick to set aside a little plastic box with a note for her school nurse, thermometer, and either Children’s TYLENOL® or Children’s MOTRIN®. These work well for our family because they are each recommended for children 2-12 years old *use only as directed. We buy our OTC meds at Target because they are my favorite retailer.
Children’s TYLENOL® temporarily: reduces fever; relieves minor aches and pains due to: the common cold, flu, headache, sore throat, & toothaches. It is conveniently available as Cherry Blast and Grape flavors.
Children’s MOTRIN® relieves pain, minor aches, and fevers. Nothing works faster or lasts longer.✝ Among OTC brands. Lasts up to 8 hours. My kids love that it comes in flavors like Bubble Gum, Grape, and Berry. They can be quite picky when it comes to OTC meds, but this and Children’s TYLENOL® are two brands they can tolerate.
Stock up on Pain Meds for YOU: Not sure about you but I know back to school time does come with its own little stresses. Helping my kids with homework and test studying often leads to tension headaches. I get fast relief when I take MOTRIN® IB. That is why I always need to have at least one bottle kept tucked away in my locked cabinet for time when I just cannot stand the headache pain. It also works well for muscle aches from overexertion at the gym.
Get positively prepared with the right pain relief for you and your family at Target.
What are some ways you get ready for back to school? Please share them because I need all the help I can get!