In our house we have two different types of morning routine. We have the work, school and nursery morning routine and then we also have the weekend rush to activity clubs morning routine. They are pretty similar, but I think the during the week, work, school and nursery morning routine might be of more interest so let’s share that. I’ll be honest and say that the kids actually eat breakfast at breakfast club and nursery every day apart from Thursdays and weekends so for the sake of sharing everything we can get up to in a morning, let’s go with our Thursday morning routine!
These days (thanks to school tiring a certain little four year old out), I tend to get up first before both the kids. I make my bed, have a quick shower, wash my face, brush my teeth and put my contact lenses in. I also tend to get dressed in the bathroom as I find it speeds everything up for some reason. Once I’m dressed I do my make up (five minutes max) and then my hair (ten minutes max).
Then it’s time to get Little I up. As I said, I often have to wake her these days so it’s a case of gently (but with slight urgency) waking her up and encouraging her to head downstairs. She is getting quite independent and likes to dress herself.
Lastly Mr L gets to get up. He is usually awake playing with some toys and books in his cot when I go through to his room. I get him out his sleeping bag, change his nappy and bring him downstairs.
Time for breakfast! I always have a little cup of tea or coffee to get me going and have enjoyed using our new Breville Flow kettle. It’s a really great kettle that looks good and is very practical and efficient. It’s light weight but feels good quality. I love the pop on and off lid – it makes filling the kettle up and emptying it a breeze.
We love making our favourite breakfast bagels in our Breville Flow toaster. Cream cheese for me and peanut butter for the kids. The fact it’s a four slice toaster is great for a family of our size. It means no one is left waiting! There are defrost, reheat and cancel controls which are illuminated for easy use, and the crumb tray is great for keeping your surface clean.
The high lift function, it makes it much easier to get those smaller bits of bread etc out. Hopefully no more burnt fingers!
The textured design of the Breville Flow Kettle and Toaster has really enhanced our little kitchen space. The lovely colour (Mushroom Cream) and modern design have helped to make our military marriage house kitchen feel a lot more ‘us’. I’ve always fancied an American style toaster so absolutely love the way the Breville Flow Toaster looks.
The levers on both the Breville Flow toaster and kettle are a great shape and design. The flatness of them make it easy to pop them down when you’re in a rush. Sounds a bit trivial and silly but there’s nothing worse than a lever that pops back up when you are hurrying!
Then it’s time go back upstairs to get the kids dressed, faces wiped and their teeth brushed.
Rush, rush, rush to get downstairs, put shoes on and get into the car. I drop Little I off at school first and then drive the 10-15 minutes back to L’s nursery before heading to work. I do love being able to do the school drop off instead of dropping off at breakfast club. It sounds silly but it makes me feel like a ‘proper school mum’.
As organised as I try to be each morning, we always end up rushing. What is up with that?!
I thought I would leave you with some of my morning routine hacks:
Hope they help and hope you enjoyed reading about our morning routine during the week!
*This post is a paid collaboration with Breville, but all thoughts, words and opinions are 100% our own.