Now that our youngest has started Primary, I’m responsible for getting two people up, washed, brushed, combed, dressed, fed and out the door by 7:20 a.m. Oh, while also making two lunches, preparing two breakfasts, packing two backpacks and steeping a huge travel mug of tea to sustain me at the bus stop.
For the past two years, I’ve laid out our son’s school outfit the night before — just tossing the shirt, pants, undies and socks onto a spot on his carpet for him to put on in the morning. At seven, he still has absolutely no interest in picking out his own clothes — which I love because that means I get to choose what he wears. #victory
But with our daughter starting school, too, I realized I’d be spending twice as long picking out outfits every evening. It would be faster to pick everything out for the week at once, and I’d also know whether or not I had any urgent laundry to do.
I thought about making cute hanger tags with the days of the week, but our daughter can’t reach her hanging bar — and our son’s is only a towel rod, thanks to his neat closet makeover.
I needed something the kids could easily reach and wouldn’t take up much space in their rooms. So the solution would be to build some sort of tower with hooks — like a hat rack, almost — that could hold numerous hangers without tipping over …