We are making some changes with the blog. Over the next month will be welcoming some new bloggers which will mean more frequent postings and more diverse experiences. In August we are going to have a theme week (Back to (pre)School).
I though I would start of this period of transition, by changing my approach. Rather than telling how I do it, I’m going to ask you what you would do.
Here’s my situation. All three kids (4 year + 2 year old twins) are going to full day playschool one day a week in the fall. My son, the older child, is also going to playschool the rest of the week. I’ll preparing lots of lunches, snacks, backpacks, and changes of clothes.
I bought sticky name labels for my son (blue labels with a train) when he started playschool, and I think they’re great. Instead of finding a permanent marker, I just peel and stick labels on his shoes, clothes, snack containers, etc. I’m planning to order labels for the girls’ playschool supplies too.
Here are some of the options I’m considering:
- Ordering a batch of labels with a color and style different from my son’s with just our last name for the girls to share. If we run out of labels for my son, he’ll use these ones too.
- Ordering a batch of labels for each girl with a symbol for each. They are only 2.5 so I’m not sure they’ll recognize their names yet. The color options are limited so I’m not sure I can get a different color for each girl – and I don’t want to have everything pink just because they are girls.
- Ordering some of each. That way shared/family items like dishes for snacks and lunch can have just the last name, and individual items like backpacks can have the full names.
Keep in mind, our girls still share everything. They are the same size so all clothing, shoes, and hats are shared. The only things that they really have that is their own are their beds. They always sleep in the same bed. They also tend to choose the same chair at the table.
I’m looking forward to your suggestions!