Not sure what this note is? My four year old grand daughter Eva wrote it last week for herself. It says “choir.” She said to her Mom and me, “I want to be sure I remember that I have a choir performance on Sunday.” She wrote several of these notes through out the week to herself, each more adorable than the next.
There really is something to modeling organizing! Eva sees her Mom, Dad, Paps and Gigi (that’s me!) write notes to ourselves to remember things all the time. She sees us make lists for grocery shopping, dinner menus, recipes, and dates in our calendars. It was very natural for her to want to help herself remember in this way.
Eva and her mom decluttered her closet last week too. Eva brought her outgrown clothes to a friend at school to share. She was especially excited to share a pink tutu with a dance friend. Eva is already starting to recognize how to organize her closet!
Next time you are thinking about your family and getting organized, remember how powerful your actions are. Moms often ask me how can they help their children get organized. It is all about your being a role model for all types of organizing.
What powerful actions are you sharing with your family?