My 4 Simple Goals, August 2012 Back To School edition:
- Books. This year all of the textbooks (except French) will be ordered BEFORE school starts. I'll sit with each of the kids and make sure we order exactly what they need for each course after we figure out what texts we already have in the house.
- Summer reading. Each of the kids has an assigned book to read this summer. This year they'll all be read, in their entirety, BEFORE school starts. No more cramming that first week of September!
- Uniform. Time to find a new supplier who does not sell "flammable" pants! All of the kids will have new shirts, pants and blazers BEFORE school starts. I'll not be deterred - this year they have to TRY ON and let me SEE the fit of everything before the first day of school!
- Shoes. This year I'm going to get smart and buy TWO pairs for each child. Well, the olders anyway. Hopefully I can convince the girls to get classic loafers this year.
REWARD*: A couple of big and fun throw pillows for the living room.
*I recognize that meeting the goals is reward in itself. This is a reward beyond that - a small tangible token.
What about you? Do you have a few activity oriented goals you'd like to meet? If so and you participate, let me know! I'd love to see what you have planned.