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It is an interesting exercise. All those little details that you keep in your head, like, when you make a salad for dinner, which child eats what. None of the kids will touch capsicum, Nugget and Doo Dah like tomato, cucumber and carrot but the Minx only like cucumber and carrot (not cooked) and Dew Drop tomatoes and cucumber.
As the Mum, you just know that stuff. For anyone else, it is a mind field of fussy, whiny people to deal with.
So I am making charts. Lots of charts.
There is the "who needs to take what on which day to school" chart.
And the "who can do what for themselves and who genuinely needs help (as opposed to pretending so they get extra attention)" chart.
And the "where and when to pick up children from daycare" chart.
And the "what tasks/chores are expected of each child chart aka the morning and nightly routine" charts.
And the "what shirt to put the school kids in for their school photos" chart.
And the "when to do an essential load of washing to ensure sufficient school socks for the whole week" chart.
And the "how to manage the daily requests for lollies and other treats, asked one by one ad infinitum" chart.
I just know I will forget something. Probably a lot of somethings. Because as the Mum you just know stuff you don't realise you know.
What charts do you think you would need if you were heading off without the kids for a week?