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I am going to be really real with you right now and tell you that I am a bag of mixed emotions when it comes to back to school season. I am both the mom sitting in the corner, crying over her babies being too big and growing too fast AND the mom jumping for joy that the house will be quiet and clean for several hours every day. I am also the mom trying to figure out how in the world I am going to get THREE kids ready every morning, make three breakfasts, three lunches, make sure everyone is dressed… I just do not see this playing out well every single morning. What I do see is the fact that our now 12-year-old can totally, 100% help with breakfast thanks to easy frozen options like Jimmy Dean® Frozen Breakfast Sandwiches (biscuit with sausage, egg, and cheese) found in the freezer aisle at Walmart. This could change things.
The kids have always been kind of used to fending for themselves and finding easy breakfast options, but that was before the need to have a routine and stay on schedule and get everyone out the door on time. We have a routine already, it just does not include things like getting dressed right away, packing lunch, getting your backpack, etc. So now, with school for all three, it’s time to consider who can help with what and how we can create a new morning routine for school days.
Things to consider when creating a new routine
- Will the kids have chores in the morning? If you have simple things they can do, like feed pets or empty the dishwasher, make sure these become part of the daily routine. If not, consider how your after school routine will be shaped to include homework, chores, snack, etc.
- Don’t forget about your own routine. You have to shower, get dressed, possibly make your own lunch, make coffee, etc. Do you need to wake up earlier? Can you prep the coffee before bed to make one less thing on busy mornings?
- What can the kids do on their own, without your help? Can they get dressed, brush their hair, brush their teeth, find their shoes, etc? These are their responsibilities, so make sure they understand they are to do them every morning and not expect mom/dad/sibling to do it for them.
You will likely need a couple of weeks to work out the kinks in your routine. A lot of families just sort of roll into a routine, and things just fall into place without them trying.
I really love that Brenden, our 12-year-old, was excited to help with breakfast. He took pride in it, and thought it was just so cool that he could do it 100% on his own. As for me, I was thrilled with this. This is one small thing I don’t have to do every morning!
Jimmy Dean® Snack Size Breakfast Sandwiches are perfect for them to heat in the microwave, with easy to read instructions right on the box. Add some fresh fruit or cheese on the side and they are happy and ready for a full day of learning and fun.
If you have multiple older children, create a rotation so that they can take turns making breakfast. Jimmy Dean® makes breakfast easy for everyone, and with their Shopkick offer (Earn up to 600 kicks when you buy three (3) participating Tyson® products*), it’s a great time to keep the freezer stocked! Grab them when you head to Walmart for all your other back to school shopping!
*Chicken nuggets, chicken strips, Any’tizers® Snacks, Grilled and Ready® items, Hillshire Farm® Lunchmeats, and Jimmy Dean® frozen breakfast items.
So mom, what are you waiting for? It’s time to make Jimmy Dean® frozen breakfast items part of your morning routine and make mornings easier!