Listography: Seasonal Survival Tips

I quite like September – crisp Autumn days, a fresh start, new season clothes.  I never minded school so I don’t have bad associations. This September my eldest daughter is starting in reception so we have reached a big milestone. I am apprehensive about the new routine and will miss our chats, the twins are are lot of fun now they’re one but their conversation consists of “shoe” “Grandad” “dog” and “ta” along with the occasional bite or slobbery kiss depending on the mood. Here are the things which will get me through the season. Hopefully. 1) SweetiesWho doesn’t love a bit of bribery? Last year we had lots of trouble getting my daughter to change out of her uniform when she got home from school. Any time I thought – oh well leave her to it – she would end up in a complete mess. A little reward helps to sweeten the process sometimes, at least until it becomes a habit. Now just need to teach her to put her uniform away neatly and not leave her shoes in the middle of the hall and we’re sorted. 2) StickersBack to school means lots of uniform which needs name labels. I don’t mind a bit of sewing but don’t really fancy doing 20 odd labels. Last year I bought some brightly coloured iron on labels from Easy2Name. They lasted all...

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