This school year started off a little crazy for all of us. There was quite a big adjustment in our morning routine as we now have two riding the bus and going to school at 7:20am. Which means a lot has to happen in our house before many people are even up for the day.
I quickly realized me telling them the same things over and over every morning was going to have us all in a grumpy mood before the sun comes up, so something had to give. I’ve used check lists in the past so thought it was a good time to nail down what the expectations are each and every morning.
I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for LISTERINE. I received samples for this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.
Now, to help with our routine, there is a check list affixed to the fridge. But, I made it even better by “laminating” it with a sheet protector. (You know, since I don’t own a laminator.) I’m not a fan of throwing the checked lists out everyday, so once it’s in the sheet protector, we use a dry erase marker on it in the morning and wipe it clean every night.
This list has helped all of us in the mornings. All of my expectations are lined up and ready to be checked off every morning. And, so you don’t have to reinvent the wheel, I’ve uploaded this check list as a document to google drive. So, you can grab it as is, or you can download it and edit it with the appropriate check list for your kids.
Notice right after getting dressed, they need to brush, floss and rinse their teeth. It’s taken us a while to find a flavor of toothpaste and mouthwash they like, but we finally have. They are not bubblegum girls, so we had to find something that was minty but not too spicy. The LISTERINE SMART RINSE has been their favorite for months. It’s the only one they will use (so please LISTERINE, don’t pull it from the shelves, EVER!)
My mom introduced them to the sticks with floss heads and they are so much easier for the girls to use on their own. It holds the floss tight and allows them to easily get between their teeth.
And, the LISTERINE POCKETPACKS Breath strips are totally going with the husband to work. Because coffee breath smells good on exactly zero people.
Check out the The LISTERINE YouTube page featuring the Healthy Habit Heroes video series to help inspire your kids to make sure they are taking good care of their teeth.