I have learned from experience that
Here are the tips that helped me last weekend when I had one all-day festival followed by another party beginning at sundown and ending before midnight that same day...followed by a birthday party and another evening/night festival the very next day...WHEW.
|My oldest at The Gym lock-in. They had SO MUCH FUN!! Very organized event and lots to do.|
|My youngest at the church festival. THEY RODE HORSES, need I say more? Big fun.|
|They let balloons go that said, "God loves you"|
- Start your day at 4 a.m. That just fixes everything!
- Cook dinner as you cook breakfast so that when one party ends you can run home, eat, and your off to the next event in like one hour's time.
- Pack a small lunch cooler with water. We live in the middle of nowhere and my kids only get thirsty in the car when there is no where or time to stop! Using a permanent marker label each water bottle with initials so that there are no transfer of sibling cooties.
- Don't sit down. Chances are, you won't get back up. If your back gives out
like meyou may take small five minute breaks but sit on the edge of the seat so you don't get too comfy.
- When you finally get home at midnight, have these already in place. They are cardboard inserts that block out all light from the outside. We shamelessly keep them under the bed and on days like this, we pull them out so the morning sun that we normally love to see, doesn't pull our eyes open until invited.