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The 4 Moms Head to Church With 35 Kids

Posted By Smockity Frocks On March 24, 2011 @ 6:12 am In 4 Moms,Parenting | 5 Comments



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This week, The 4 Moms are sharing our tips for getting our numerous offspring to church on time.

I won’t say whether or not I have ever used The Happy Housewife’s let kids sleep in their clothes [3] trick, but I WILL say that I do not like to be late, and we are usually on time to church and elsewhere.

Here are a few of the things I will admit to doing to make sure we make it to church on time:

  • Lay out shoes and Bibles the night before. These are the items that are usually being searched for at the last minute if we don’t take this step.
  • Limit and rotate “special” hairdos. I don’t have time to french braid or curl all seven girls’ hair, but I can rotate who gets this done each week. Everyone else gets a simple clip or headband.
  • Just say no to fancy breakfast fare. I don’t want the clean up or the preparation time a bacon, pancake, and egg breakfast would require. We have cereal, toast, or something else simple on Sunday mornings.
  • Have a “load up” routine. We have assigned seating in our van and employ the buddy system [4]to make sure each little person has a helper to get them buckled up in a jiffy. It never takes us more than 3-4 minutesĀ from stepping out the door to heading down the driveway.

Be sure to see what the other large family mothers say about getting to church on time.

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